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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  • August 16, 2017
    Several looks are in this historic centre, the prensença with the Spanish culture make this place a well of knowledge.
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  • August 15, 2017
    In fact is the first of the tours offered, visiting various places of historic... On our part, motions of the Cathedral, not only because it does not interest us but over by the cost of your entry that is not included... As you visit them in almost all the world, all with cost and not just economic. For samples, are sufficient buttons vs...
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  • August 15, 2017
    This is my third time in Cusco, and I wonder just like the first time. On that occasion I came single, then I came with my husband, and this time we are with our teenage children. A wonder
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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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