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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  • Lucked into seeing a flag raising ceremony for both the Peru flag and the city of Cusco flag. Lots of spirit and friendly folks around!  more »
  • A great place to go to see some of the culture of Cusco. You can also get some retail therapy with some of the nicest Alpaca products available in Peru. There are plenty of restaurants to stop and hav...  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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