Centro Historico De Cusco, Cusco

4.8
#1 of 1,026 in Things to do in Cusco
Architectural Building · Ruin
Create an itinerary including Centro Historico De Cusco
At Centro Historico De Cusco, take a stroll through the heart of the oldest surviving city in South America. Formerly the capital of the Incan Empire, the old town still features many remnants of their extraordinary stonework. Beyond that, you'll see colonial-era houses, churches, convents, and, of course, the grand cathedral dominating a wide central plaza. As you explore, keep in mind that these Spanish constructions frequently sit atop visible Incan foundations. Restaurants and bars fill the narrow, cobblestone streets, offering everything from authentic Peruvian meals to expensive tourist traps, while shops sell cheap souvenirs, traditional handicrafts, and fine jewelry. Plenty of museums explore the history of the city through Incan, Quechua, and Spanish artifacts. Put Centro Historico De Cusco and other Cusco attractions into our Cusco trip itinerary website, and watch your holiday take shape.
Create an itinerary including Centro Historico De Cusco

Tours to Centro Historico De Cusco

Centro Historico De Cusco reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
13,990 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We very much enjoyed our visit to Cusco. There is so much history in this place and the food options are just spectacular. 
    We very much enjoyed our visit to Cusco. There is so much history in this place and the food options are just spectacular.  more »
  • We visited the historic center twice, once with a guide and once alone. When it's bustling with activity, it's best. 
    We visited the historic center twice, once with a guide and once alone. When it's bustling with activity, it's best.  more »

Plan your trip to Cusco

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.