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. Put Centro Historico De Cusco and other Cusco attractions into our Cusco trip itinerary website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The city of Cusco is historic, though the old town, plaza of arms you can feel the atmosphere. I spent the new year's Eve there and it was fantastic
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  • A site with a very good power, people from all over the world. A very beautiful Cathedral. Several museums, restaurants, cafés and hotels. Worth knowing, the night has a very nice environment to hang around and take with coffee.
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  • The city and the Center are cute. A lot of people in the streets. Much trade and many historical sites. A charm!!! A delight to walk through the Center. I was just VERY upset about the senhorinhas carrying the baby llamas, pulling on rope and the poor things slipping through the floor. Seen it several times. Gave me a nervous!!! While tourists pay to take pictures with animals, it's not going to stop. There are several places where the Llamas are loose and you can take a picture without that they are exploited and abused. Unfortunately this happens all in Cusco and the whole region. It's going to be hard to end one day.
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