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Centro Historico De Cusco

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Address: Cusco 08002, Peru
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Heart of Cusco

Churches and museums are in this area. Lots of little shops and restaurants as well as the expected tourist items. Every few feet someone will ask if you want a massage. There... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Brandon, Mississippi
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Brandon, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Churches and museums are in this area. Lots of little shops and restaurants as well as the expected tourist items. Every few feet someone will ask if you want a massage. There is a Starbucks on the second level in the Plaza de Armas.

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Gavirate, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend this cosy hotel, good value for the money. Clean, comfortable, quiet hotel in Wanchaq area, not far from the historical centre (the famous plazas). Friendly and helpful staff. Safe neighbourhood. Good laundry service. Good breakfast with among others fresh fruit and fresh juices. Good internet connection, also in the room. Bathroom with good shower, always with hot... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The central historic district is a wonderful spot to visit and help you locate yourself in Cusco. Many free walking tours go through here. There is also the best restaurant in Cusco, Barrios Cerviche, located off the square.

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Karratha, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Look I was probably a bit tired by the time I got here and had enough. It was nice and you need a guide if you want to understand the histroy

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Due to constant hawkers selling stuff I prefer San Blas a little above. But you will be there and a must see in Cusco.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The centro historico has everything. It is surrounded by coffee shops, restaurants, shops and museums. Some coffee shops have great view (and wifi) such as Starbucks. I found some really nice restaurants too. The Greens for example is full organic, perfect for vegetarians but not only• meat lovers will appreciate it too. There are plenty of well known shops to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The buildings set around the main square of Cusco are interesting and some very colourful. The old centre is lively and never quiet as the sound of the police whistles directing traffic is constant. In the centre are lots of seats to sit and enjoy the varied architecture surrounding the square.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went around the historic centre of Cusco with a guide from Gap Adventures as we were doing the trip to Machu Picchu the next day. It is small but quaint with lots of Inca history.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely stunning city! Cobblestone streets, narrow alleys that go up the mountain, massive churches, very friendly people, unforgettable!!!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in the city center square. This is a imposing and beautiful building. There are many other buildings to walk around and view in this location. You can easily waste an afternoon just wandering. Apart from always being hassled by vendors I always felt safe here day and night.

Thank eliza836

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