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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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  • Honestly what more you can enjoy Cusco were its narrow cobblestone streets and colonial houses still present in this city.
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  • Looks almost like the middle an alpine village. Buzzing with restaurants, bar and cafe shops. Full of amazing buildings and people. The only downsize I can think of its the amount of vendors trying to...  more »
  • Our hotel Koyllur, situated very close to the main Plaza, in the historic city of Cusco, was very convenient as we could walk everywhere to visit cathedral or go to restaurants, or other activities. I...  more »