Plaza de Armas, Cusco

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Whether under the hot sun of day or bright lights at night, Plaza de Armas serves as Cusco's beating heart around the clock. Shops, restaurants, and bars line the buzzing square, which acts as a meeting point and a social destination. An imposing cathedral and a striking church symbolize the historical importance of the square--this is where Spanish forces first seized control of Cusco, imposing their rules and religion on the land. Admire the timeless architecture of the plaza, or simply take a seat next to the roses and watch Cusco life in motion before your eyes. With our world travel planner, Cusco attractions like Plaza de Armas can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • One of the most beautiful squares have seen in the World. Cusco is one of a kind city with lots of things to do, you wont be dissapointed  more »
  • It is the beginning of every trip to the heart of Cusco. We have a multi-agency travel agency and serve as a hub for travel to many destinations. There are many tourist attractions and travel agencies in the area.
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  • Nothing transcendent in this square, the fountain is not period and is not terrible. It's a place where people sit on benches, there are alpacas from time to time so that's cute!, and some street vendors selling food and obejets made.
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  • North, South, East and West of this place are filled with detailed history and mysterious ambient!!!.... Close your eyes and hear the songs of Inca Spirits. One can feel the original legacy and tradition from Inca culture. One can also see colonization effects and heritage
  • Although a fun place to visit during the day it really shines at night. Just make sure you keep your wallet in your front pocket. Also this area is great for the nightlife
  • Beautiful plaza with a fountain in the middle. Great meeting place with benches and grass for dogs and children to play on. Great place for people watching with so many things happening; choirs, dancing, puppet shows. Also surrounded by a lot of restaurants, shops and cafe, and two big beautiful cathedrals!
  • Such a beautiful and safe place to visit. One of my favorite parts of Peru. Nice people and tons of good tourists. Police everywhere to ensure safety and no problems. Great shopping and restaurants! Good deals if you can bargain in Spanish...
  • The most famous place of the city with the 2 main basilica and the fountain. It's definitively the place to be with many restaurants, bars and shops. You can visit many of the monuments and they are really worth it.
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