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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  • My wife and I we were fascinated with the beauty of place. The Plaza de Armas is beautiful, full of flowerbeds and super well maintained, many banks with a fountain in the Middle, surrounded by churches, the Cathedral and many restaurants, souvenir shops and much more. Has a lot of security on all sides of the square. The only thing that takes a little quiet of the place is the excessive amount of employees of restaurants calling so pushy and annoying customers. But, the place is very nice.
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  • If you are backpacker or a traveler already booked, you need to come here. It has: restaurants, agencies, Peru Rail, massages, museums, shops (high end and economic) and all you will need to see or ex...  more »
  • One of the best places of my trip was to go out to walk and wander through its streets, churches, convents, years and years of history surrounds you, and if you like to take photos, will is a pleasure to view! Super recommended
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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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