Centro Historico De Cusco
Centro Historico De Cusco
4.5
Ancient Ruins • Architectural Buildings
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Gmoutside
    Perth, Australia226 contributions
    Wonderful place
    Cusco is a delightful small city in which several days can be spent, exploring all the lovely buildings, cafes and restaurants. It can be very busy but is especially lovely early in the morning before the crowds come out. It is friendly city but like all tourists spots around the world one should remain alert. Centrally is very safe in the evening and early night.
    Visited March 2020
    Written April 25, 2020
  • Paul M
    11 contributions
    1500 years of history in a single city
    Cusco is a delightful city, and the central main square is very historic. It is surrounded by churches and a cathedral, all deliberately built upon older Incan temples. The cathedrals and churches are full of ornate decorations and impressive paintings, some rather odd (Jesus on the cross wearing a dress, the Last Supper with a guinea pig as the meal!). The main market nearby is superb, with dozens of things to see, wear or try, including 30+ varieties of potato! The Temple of the Sun is a must-see, even though it was built upon by a Catholic monastery. The precision of the Incan building blocks is a marvel to see. Cusco is generally safe to walk around, even at night, so long as you can catch your breath at these altitudes!
    Visited December 2019
    Written January 5, 2020
  • Jeffery F
    Scottsdale, Arizona31 contributions
    Cathedrals of Cusco
    Great place to visit especially in.the off season when temperatures are mild and crowds are thinner. We visited in June as the locals were already busy celebrating the month long celebrations welcoming the 'winter solstice' which occurs on 24 June. All day and well into the night celebrations of music and dancing in the main square and parading along the streets [ it did make it a bit difficult to get around in our tour van). Visiting the cathedrals and the amazing architecture and ornate paintings inside were breathtaking and a religious experience in itself! We felt pretty safe walking the streets from the square's restaurants back to the hotel, but you have to be aware of your surroundings, and the numerous street peddlers, which Can get annoying! Otherwise we found the Cathedrals of Cusco to be beautiful and filled our cameras with pictures! !
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 15, 2023
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TheExplorerFamily
Somerset, NJ6,431 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
The Historic District encompasses the massive Plaza de Armas, and several Museums, Art Galleries and Restaurants in the vicinity. The Cathedral, Coricancha, and surrounding areas with the Monuments, Murals, amazing scenery on the hillside, and the vibrant people made us fall in love with this ancient and clean area in this city.

The precisely created Inca Foundations of all the buildings, and the stunning Balconies all around just made us want to stop and stare. Even the numerous vendors and hawkers were not able to distract or annoy us.

There was so much to do and see here. We were only here for four days, so had to hit the ground running without giving ourselves enough time to acclimatize with the high altitude here. In spite of this, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and would love to return to see and explore everything again at a more relaxed pace.

Written 24 September 2023
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Alfred Redford
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Aug 2023
Cusco is a city that makes you fall in love from the very beginning. It has a magic in each of its streets, which one cannot resist. The memory of Cusco will always remain in our memory.
Written 7 August 2023
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Knut rfl
United States12 contributions
Jul 2023
Knowing this place was incredible together with our Guide Roger Calsin, who has a lot of knowledge regarding this wonderful city
Written 15 July 2023
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Julián González
4 contributions
Jun 2023
I recomend to hire a guide or the wak with free walking tours, for to grasp the details you need a local guide with Inca knowledge.
Written 30 June 2023
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Jeffery F
Scottsdale, AZ31 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Great place to visit especially in.the off season when temperatures are mild and crowds are thinner. We visited in June as the locals were already busy celebrating the month long celebrations welcoming the 'winter solstice' which occurs on 24 June. All day and well into the night celebrations of music and dancing in the main square and parading along the streets [ it did make it a bit difficult to get around in our tour van). Visiting the cathedrals and the amazing architecture and ornate paintings inside were breathtaking and a religious experience in itself! We felt pretty safe walking the streets from the square's restaurants back to the hotel, but you have to be aware of your surroundings, and the numerous street peddlers, which Can get annoying! Otherwise we found the Cathedrals of Cusco to be beautiful and filled our cameras with pictures! !
Written 15 June 2023
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Mani C
La Canada Flintridge, CA9 contributions
May 2023
Excellent museums and ornate, historical churches. The pre-Spanish artifacts in the museums are amazing, some going back two thousand years.
Written 5 June 2023
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Gabiella m
Austria2 contributions
May 2023
everithing perfect, beautiful places to visit with family and friends. this city has a lot of history to learn and also natural wonders
Written 31 May 2023
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Jeffrey Ledger 90
Switzerland2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Cuzco was above all the origin and the reason for my trip. Four months in Peru, in the so-called navel of the world, where once you return home you realize that they are not enough.
Written 20 May 2023
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twin1chrissy
Fort Lauderdale, FL243 contributions
Jun 2022
great square, we enjoyed our evenings walking around after a long day. Lots of restaurants and shops open.
Written 13 May 2023
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Rafiq Mohamed
Kochi (Cochin), India26 contributions
Apr 2023
Our visit coincided with the Palm Sunday. So the centro was lively with processions and weekend crowds. Really had a feel of the locals
Written 19 April 2023
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