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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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  • Fell in love with this place the first day of arrival, no time to get bored. Plenty of shops, restaurants, lovely locals, great weather. Can't wait to return. 
  • Safety pin in Cusco! The views from the Plaza de Armas are amazing. The area is full of restaurants
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  • very friendly, locals offer their crafts without to overwhelm the traveller, you fruits them fresh freshly cut, help to recover energy, which is spent as you explore all the temples of the colonial era, the Cathedral is beautiful, not allowed to take pictures in any way. Books that sold after the tour have several prices, those who have best photos are more expensive.
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