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Centro Historico De Cusco, Cusco

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At Centro Historico De Cusco, take a stroll through the heart of the oldest surviving city in South America. Formerly the capital of the Incan Empire, the old town still features many remnants of their extraordinary stonework. Beyond that, you'll see colonial-era houses, churches, convents, and, of course, the grand cathedral dominating a wide central plaza. As you explore, keep in mind that these Spanish constructions frequently sit atop visible Incan foundations. Restaurants and bars fill the narrow, cobblestone streets, offering everything from authentic Peruvian meals to expensive tourist traps, while shops sell cheap souvenirs, traditional handicrafts, and fine jewelry. Plenty of museums explore the history of the city through Incan, Quechua, and Spanish artifacts. Plan to visit Centro Historico De Cusco during your Cusco vacation using our convenient Cusco holiday planner.
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Where to stay in Cusco

One of Peru's most visited cities, Cusco boasts lodgings suitable for every traveler's needs. Scores of hotels ensure plenty of comfortable rooms for tourists coming to explore the nearby archeological sites. Despite the abundance of hotels, room rates remain among the highest in the country, especially during peak season (June to mid-September). Budget-conscious visitors can choose from a range of hostels and small family-run hotels, many located in quiet streets just a walk away from the town's central area.
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  • A place which is hard to describe but you cannot help but feel the history, friendliness and appreciate the architecture. An experience not to be missed  more »
  • If we could have done nothing other than sit in the square and relax, we would have been glad doing that. The people on the square seemed to have not a care in the world, and just relaxed and enjoyed ...  more »
  • We stayed in Cusco for a few days before and after our inca trail Cusco is a magical city, there's lots of sight seeing, fine eating and nice shopping  more »