Plaza de Armas, Cusco

4.7
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Whether under the hot sun of day or bright lights at night, Plaza de Armas serves as Cusco's beating heart around the clock. Shops, restaurants, and bars line the buzzing square, which acts as a meeting point and a social destination. An imposing cathedral and a striking church symbolize the historical importance of the square--this is where Spanish forces first seized control of Cusco, imposing their rules and religion on the land. Admire the timeless architecture of the plaza, or simply take a seat next to the roses and watch Cusco life in motion before your eyes. With our world travel planner, Cusco attractions like Plaza de Armas can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Basically, it's in this square that everything happens. It is a reference whenever you get lost in the streets of Cusco. It is in her that events and festivities occur. And it is in it, or near it, that are the best restaurants, pubs, churches and tourist agencies for sightseeing, as well as some exchange houses. Besides, it's worth wasting some time there, sitting around, admiring everything, that's all. Indispensable for any tourist.
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  • Very beautiful main square in Cusco, always a lot of parades and activities going on. There are good restaurants and it’s close to a lot of places in downtown Cusco. Can be a bit touristy and expensiv...  more »
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  • North, South, East and West of this place are filled with detailed history and mysterious ambient!!!.... Close your eyes and hear the songs of Inca Spirits. One can feel the original legacy and tradition from Inca culture. One can also see colonization effects and heritage
  • Although a fun place to visit during the day it really shines at night. Just make sure you keep your wallet in your front pocket. Also this area is great for the nightlife
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