Plaza de Armas, Cusco

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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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  • It’s nice if you go super early in the morning, otherwise you’ll be hounded by all the hawkers and street sellers.  more »
  • Great finishing point after visiting the many attractions that radiate around the plaza. Especially on dusk the plaza takes on a magical quality. We were a bit put off by the many...  more »
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  • This is a busy square, which is quite beautiful. It is surrounded by government buildings, including the Presidential Palace and the City Hall. It is very old, and there are good places to take great pictures. Like in other places in the world, the presidential soldier's performance a daily walk playing Peru's national anthem. Everything is great until the crowd gets too big.
  • The view that this park has is absolutely amazing! I got rainy and sunny days and every days were beautiful. If you are going to pick a walking tour already this park is the main point, most of these ones starts at 10am. Beautiful and well preserved!
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