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Centro Historico De Cusco

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Address: Cusco 08002, Peru
Phone Number: +51 987 312 403
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Highly recommended to spend one entire day! There are too many places to eat and to shop Peruvian handcrafts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Highly recommended to spend one entire day! There are too many places to eat and to shop Peruvian handcrafts.

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed spending a few hours roaming around the center. Going from one shop to the other, it sucks that' Peruvians look at tourists like they were walking dollar signs but I guess you get used to it.

Thank Omar R
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a guided tour of the historic centre of Cuzco (note spelling taught by Quechua-speaking guide) and loved it. Our guide was excellent and lively on the subject, as well as being extremely knowledgeable. This is a fascinating city, despite all the tourists, and we learned a lot about the history of Peru and the Spanish invaders - brutal.... More 

Thank Maytrea
Fostoria, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just walking around this area observing the people and sights is enough, but there are multiple churches, shops, and museums you won't want to miss

Thank vreinhart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice, safe place to hang out - lots of stores around it, including massage places with really good massages - not sketchy - even though they look a bit sketchy at first, since they are everywhere.

Thank Aline D
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent much of our time in the Cusco square. An amazing place to sit off in the sun, great food (including our fave organika) best place to people watch.

Thank bigtravels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just walk around and take in the sights, sounds and smells of this wonderful old town. Take your time, and enjoy!

Thank craigvassie
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Cathedrals and the Chocolate Factory. Just incredible sights generally. The locals and there alpacas are a colorful addition but you must remember to give them some $$ if taking pictures. You can find reasonable massages throughout Cusco which helps both pre and post Macchu Picchu.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The heart of the city is full of historical buildings, cultural expresions are visible everywhere, local people are friendly.

Thank armandoleon
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Plaza is the center of Cusco and dates back to Inka times and then Spanish times. Many old churches and buildings and a great place to hang out and see the old places of interest. Also many shops for tourists to eat and find locally made items. A great half day outing.

Thank Perry H

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