Points of Interest & Landmarks in Cusco

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Points of Interest & Landmarks in Cusco

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  • Logan1939
    Toronto, Canada22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great neighbourhood with lots of beautiful shops displaying artwork. Less busy than the central square. Be sure to walk to the viewpoint for a view of Cusco and the mountains that surround.
    Written 16 November 2023
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  • Komator
    Barcelona, Spain885 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    In the middle of Cusco you'll find this wall made by the Incas. You're walking and one side you have this old wall, all stones perfectly aligned. There's nothing else to do… just walk, see it and, touch it.
    Written 5 February 2023
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  • TheExplorerFamily
    Somerset, NJ7,106 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The long street starts at the Municipal Complex downtown, and ends at The Plaza de Armas. It was very close to our hotel, so we had occasion to walk down it, and drive down it several times during our stay in Cuzco.

    We found it to be a very busy street filled with Money Exchange Stores, Hair Cutting Stores, Souvenir Stores plus plenty of Restaurants. We felt safe walking up and down, even late in the evening. People seemed very nice and helpful.

    Since it is such a busy thoroughfare, everybody gets to see it at least once while staying in this city.
    Written 22 September 2023
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  • Estie H
    Martha's Vineyard, MA92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a lovely plaza with lots of locals and dogs and folks just out enjoying the beautiful weather. Some shopping as well
    Written 13 September 2021
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  • LuizDutraNeto
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,576 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take your time and stroll along the cobblestoned narrow streets flanked - on both sides - by stonewalls at the awesome "Centro Histórico" of Cusco. These streets are considered masterpieces of the ancient Incan masonry and urban design. They have survived centuries of earthquakes and other natural disasters, principally due to the fantastic Incan architecture and construction techniques. No wonder, Unesco has appointed, in 1983, the historical center of Cusco as a "World Heritage Site"! Unmissable! Enjoy!
    Written 1 July 2020
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  • lucycan
    San Diego, CA3,493 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting history. This was purchased from the US in the 1800s and shipped with a statue of Geronimo on top. Seemed everyone though it was OK since it looked like a "native". It was not until later they replaced the statue. The statue is NOT of a specific person but rather a generic representation.
    Written 13 November 2022
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  • Komator
    Barcelona, Spain885 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plaza Regocijo is very close to the Plaza de Armas. It's very alive, with people walking around and a small market.
    Very nice to walk by and relax for a bit.
    Written 5 February 2023
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  • trolleyed
    Manchester UK16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not mass tourism - real people living real lives and offering the opportunity to share this with others. We loved learning about the potatoes as well as medicine and other traditional crafts. Sharpen up your language skills and take the opportunity to experience the real sacred valley
    Written 5 November 2022
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  • Ann L
    Bristol, UK822 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I found this place quite by accident and it was really interesting and it is quite easy to miss the ticket office

    It is an informative museum and has things in Spanish and English which is always useful
    Written 12 March 2019
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  • Mark H
    Sonoma, CA2,517 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Indeed this is a meeting place for many tours, but it is also a nice spot to spend some time and people watch. It is bordered by an old church, San Francisco, a school, a Roman style arch, and has a nice fountain. It is about 5 minute walk from Plaza de Armas or Mercado de San Pedro so it is probably on your way touring Cusco and worth a look.
    Written 9 June 2019
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  • JoanRuff
    London, UK125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sacred area with many additional temples you can easily explore and enjoy with respect. Plan to wander, enjoy the land, the clouds, the sky and really be in this special place with big sacred energy.
    Written 19 October 2023
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  • mcitaly2016
    Milan, Italy947 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ancient street surrounded by impressive stone walls. There is also a nice place with souvenirs shops and lamas, and of course someone willing to take picture for a few soles.
    Written 31 October 2019
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  • Willowbroom Sam
    Houston, TX1,391 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A huge town surrounded by big walls. Per the guide, this was pre Inca, I.e. the Wari dynasty. A beautiful princess of the town said she would marry the person who got water to the village. Two men competed and one was successful in getting water from the huanatay lake. One can see two channels in the mountains.

    The town was built like a perfect rectangle with rectangular homes and absolutely straight pathways/ walkways. Almost three floor high walls and homes.

    The guide told us that seven columns were found and each column had the skeleton of a man. And that this was an honor for the men to give up their lives for building the erect columns.

    Gypsum plastering is found in walls and floors. Sh was also found leading tk the belief that the volcanic mountain behind the city may have erupted making the people abandon the place.

    He told me that the place was eventually used by Incas as a concentration camp for prisoners.

    A visit with a tour guide is a must. Otherwise one will just see some old broken ruins and cannot appreciate the history.
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • dellswick
    New York204 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is not a well known spot for tourists, but worth a visit. The space is lovely in and old colonial building and there are three rooms of photos reached by and interior balcony. The work is magnificent and if you are lucky you may be the only ones there.
    Written 25 April 2016
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