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Address: Cusco, Peru
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Always busy!

This busy thoroughfare has some interesting buildings on either side of it. We walked down to the local craft market area checking out lots of the shops on the way.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the main avenue for the city of Cusco. It has plenty of shops and restaurants. Just keep in mind that it is at an incline. I found it easier to catch a cab at the beginning of the avenue (top of hill) and walk DOWN the avenue.

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Brisbane, Australia
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568 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This busy thoroughfare has some interesting buildings on either side of it. We walked down to the local craft market area checking out lots of the shops on the way.

Thank Mon55
Bergen, Norway
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

full of people trying to sell you things but this is the main avenue in Cusco and this is the place were all the banks are if you need cash

Thank roderpicola45
Vitoria Brasil, SP
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

too many people trying to sell you things or trying that you change some dollars the police was very noisy all the time, is good to see the Justice palace apart from that there is nothing more

Thank Petera1234
Cusco, Peru
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sol is a beautiful walk, with many shops and attractions. I suggest walking to Qorikancha to enjoy the beautiful green garden and mesmerizing architecture. Once you're done, walk across the street and try some Quinoa Ice Cream! Also on Sol: a beautiful illustrative mural of Peruvian history, numerous bakeries and restaurants, the Serpost post office, the Maximo Nivel language school,... More 

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A very busy avenue in the city of cusco where the local people make all the economic and tourist transactions place where are the banks and commercial centers

Thank danika u
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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290 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Good place to walk to get used to altitude! Go all of the way to the bottom of hill to visit artisan market, then walk all of the way back to Plaza.

Thank godofthearmadillos
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104 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for an atm, change, bank, or the post office, this avenue has it all. Just on the corner of the main square. The Sun Temple - 'Coricancha' and the Artesanal market are also there.

Thank Ofir M
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

It's a great must do walk, lots of things to see and sites, but the traffic is so much to handle but its like that everywhere still a great walk and sites but the exhaust is nasty!

Thank Where1go7
Cusco Region, Peru
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is a street, like most other streets it has a road and a pavement. Useful for walking down and also driving down, or up, whichever you choose, they're both acceptable.

Thank Gordon R

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