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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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  • There are few cities in Central and South America, the in terms of beauty and relaxed driving, this place come close. Unfortunately, most groups run rushed from one side to the other. I advise anyone who's time leisurely work on let, from balconies of one of the many restaurants around the Centre to do this
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  • It's a must, and if you can do the free walking tours and the hiking, you will enjoy it! Also night live is a must too if you like dancing.  more »
  • Vibrant area. Lots of great restaurants. Vendors selling selfie sticks. Great museums within walking distance.  more »