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Plaza de Armas, Cusco

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. Plan to see Plaza de Armas and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cusco trip itinerary builder.
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  • Many of the restaurants are around this square. Do not fall for the guys that try to sell you prints "That they did themselves". They did not, buy your art in the many galleries or art shops not off t...  read more »
  • Dedicated some time to relax in the Plaza de Armas, takes your camera because the views are very beautiful and the lights at night are impressive, you can buy or different services around and there are many places to eat, then you're going to bars of different styles. If you are traveling alone, as a couple, family or friends you'll love.
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  • A very nice plaza. Especially at night with the view on the mountains and the churches. There's a good atmosphere here. And of course a Starbucks :) 
  • This is the heart of Cusco. While you'll have to navigate all of the vendors this is the place to get a taxi or those last minute tours to Machu Picchu. Lots of ATM's and cafés can be found as well
  • Beautiful plaza, must see in cusco. It is a shame there are sooo many people harassing you to sell massages and trips.
  • Very nice Plaza lots of people BEST POKÉMON GO SPOT haha many things happen at the plaza
  • This is the center of town and you can find lots of shops and restaurants. Also close by bank to take out money. On any given day you can see local school children performing on the street.
  • Lots of shops and people trying to sell you souvenirs. Some good resteraunts that arent to expensive, and some ok bars. Mostly you will be walking through here on the way to some other sight in the city.
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