Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Cusco

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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Cusco

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  • Bean-Buggles
    Plumsteadville, PA422 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We arrived at this site along a path from the Cristo statue as we had our own car. Once we crossed the bridge and entered the site we could see the ticket booth to the right and the restrooms. A guide approached us anchored we negotiated a price. We learned all about this amazing site. There are alpaca and llamas around ‘mowing’ the grass, which adds to the charm. The size of the stones at this site are just massive and it is mind blowing to think they moved them without modern machinery. Highly recommend having a guide when exploring the site.
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • Hellen M
    Moldova2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As an art lover what I expected happened ! When I first looked at it the eclectism style with reliefs pushed me to travel more . I didn’t want to leave the facade of the building just because it kept me looking at it ! I recommend you all to visit !
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Piotr M
    Warsaw, Poland1,089 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    this is the central square in the city, where you can see the Cathedral, many markets with local handicraft and restaurants, and where the people come ferquently
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • sttly
    Fort Lauderdale, FL132 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is a lot of interesting artwork in this church. It is very beautiful. We went to see the painting of the last supper with the roast quinea pig. The admission is 40 soles which was $10 US when we were there. It was probably worth that.
    Written 16 March 2024
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  • sttly
    Fort Lauderdale, FL132 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a very interesting site. The Spanish buildings were built on a native buildings which are now exposed and there is information about how they were built. Of all the sites we saw this was the only one that explained/showed this. Admission is 15 soles, less than $4 when we were there and is well worth that.
    Written 16 March 2024
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  • lomimu
    North Vancouver, Canada2,903 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting to learn how the Incas interpreted the stars and constellations, and how they worked this into the design of their citadels. We also got to look through telescopes, and had a really interesting presentation in the small Planetarium. You can certainly feel their passion for their work!
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • Logan1939
    Toronto, Canada21 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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  • Kristen Susan
    Boston, MA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We travelled with Terra Quechua Peru and it was spectacular, very well looked after, and the guide and driver were superb. We started very early with a super breakfast at Mollepata !!!! and then the hike. From the moment you set off on the hike, you enter a dreamlike landscape, where snow-capped mountains and green valleys surround you, creating a stunning backdrop for this adventure.
    As you approach the lagoon, the fresh high mountain air envelops you, as you enter a meandering trail that takes you through pristine and unspoiled nature.
    Finally, when you reach the Humantay Lagoon, you will be met with a spectacle of indescribable beauty. The shimmering turquoise water, fed by the thawing of the mountains, is in perfect harmony with the clear skies and snow-capped peaks that surround it. It is a moment of pure serenity and connection with nature, where you can sit and contemplate the majesty of this sacred place.
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • Piotr M
    Warsaw, Poland1,089 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a very interesting museum of choco, where you can see and learn about the production of chocolate, different sweets and more, you can also try many products before buying them
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • erinbchi
    Chicago, IL120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This market was fantastic. All the typical obvious things to purchase, so what makes this market so great? Are you a fresh juice person? They will make you anything and everything! Feeling some sort of way, they’ve got a juice for that. There was a stand to get chocolate and coffee to bring home that had great prices. You can get a very inexpensive meal here. Plenty to explore, taste, and shop for!!
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • Clara S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I felt so welcomed by Melisa and Carmen. They did not pressure me at all to make a sale and that made me feel more comfortable choosing my sweater. I even left when I felt I needed a night to decide and they didn't make me feel bad at all. I returned the next day to buy it and look at more. They were so gracious and lovely and it was so nice to shop in this store because of them.
    Highly recommend! Excellent selection and they make shopping fun 🌸🌼🌹
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • Wenrui Y
    San Diego, CA101 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum has art pieces from different periods of Peru and a lot of the collection are stunning. Most of the descriptions are quite detailed but some are repetitive and didn’t offer a lot of new information.

    In the gold room, there’s a small section of the wall where the light went out. Wish they actually fixed it.

    Also during the visit, there is some preparation for an event where workers were setting up metal framework to cover the courtyard, which closed off access to one of the first floor room and prevented people from going on the hallway on most of second floor.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Rick Myers
    Reykjavik, Iceland1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was an adventure I will always remember thanks to Terra Quechua Peru. The entire trip was wonderfully facilitated. From our super knowledgeable and helpful guide, Gabriel, to the porters and chefs; all were very attentive to the needs of the group and willing to help in any way. Very impressed by their hard work and dedication to make the trip of a lifetime possible. The scenery we went through was absolutely breathtaking and we were completely immersed in the natural world, with minimal distractions from other groups or people in general.

    I'm very grateful to Terra Quechua Peru and highly recommend this local company!
    Written 9 March 2024
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  • Ectoplasm Fantasia
    Birmingham, UK1,441 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved this.

    The water on the stones was especially nice to see.

    A pleasant stroll along the path to see the stones and at an easy pace - no hills which makes a difference.
    Written 19 August 2023
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  • shovan b
    Montreal, Canada29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's not a zoo. They keep these injured animals with an aim to release them back into the wild. The Condors were really majestic. They have around 11 and considering there are only around 150 left in the wild in Peru. They also have vicunas and the Andean Bear. I was also lucky to see a military macaw and a toucan ( rescued from a pet/ animal activity centre). For the animals they are planning to release on the wild, they keep them secluded which is a great idea. They also had the Andean bob cats. Overall small place, but if you love wildlife and interested in wildlife conservation, you should pay them a visit. This is very close to Pisaq/ Cusco and you need to keep 30 mins for this activity.
    Written 5 February 2024
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