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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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  • Main square of Cusco is a must see which is surrounded by charming buildings and many other must see places, be sure that you are not in a rush and have enough time to visit every single part of the.....  more
    Main square of Cusco is a must see which is surrounded by charming buildings and many other must see places, be sure that you are not in a rush and have enough time to visit every single part of the.....  more »
  • It's a must spot of visit Machupicchu locals and foreigners will be chilling, the history that is behind this plaza it is just mind blowing there are free walking tours with such good guys they will.....  more
    It's a must spot of visit Machupicchu locals and foreigners will be chilling, the history that is behind this plaza it is just mind blowing there are free walking tours with such good guys they will.....  more »
  • Cuzco (Cusco). It is the access point to Machu Pichu, but it is not only that, the enclave of Cuzco is spectacular, the city is very beautiful, its artists' neighborhood is a place that you should... 
    Cuzco (Cusco). It is the access point to Machu Pichu, but it is not only that, the enclave of Cuzco is spectacular, the city is very beautiful, its artists' neighborhood is a place that you should...  more »
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  • Great little place. Nicest and safest looking area in Cusco. A lot of restaurants and street vendors if you're looking for food and shopping. Very picturesque little area. Lively and full of people. More expensive than Lima but that's tourism for you. They also have some high end shopping options for big spenders.
  • Beautiful architecture. We went down here for the Christmas market and weren't disappointed. There's usually some form of music, and there's a great Chinese restaurant (and, unfortunately, a Starbucks) nearby. For better coffee, go to the Three Monkeys just off the Plaza
  • It is fun to sit there and watch the various vendors, tourists and some workers of the municipality. The architecture of the buildings around built in the 18th century make it worth a short amount of time spend in the square. Hungry? There are some of the best restaurants around. The shipping is very fine too.
  • Great place. I bit hectic because their festival is coming up (June 21), but a great time. So fun seeing little kids playing in the streets and the Cuzco flag everywhere. Only downside is that there are a lot of people trying to sell you stuff a bit forcefully.
  • Cusco is a beautiful city. I definitely recommend visiting. They are many great restaurants and unique hotels. Personally, I recommend the JW Marriott. Lots of wonderful, unique architecture. The Main Square is nice. Although it can be packed with tourists. I think anyone who visits Cuzco should visit.

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