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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  • Safe and picturesque, even at night. Plenty of restaurants, things to see and visit, and shops aplenty in the area. Photogenic when the light goes down!  more »
  • It is the second time I come to Cusco and I do not get tired of admiring the beauty of the square, it is a fantastic architectural design, has handicrafts shops, exchange houses, bars, church, circulates through the square and then sit in a bar and order an Inca cola well chilled or a beer Cusquen Ha.
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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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