Plaza de Armas
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- 98%Local Culture
- 95%History Buffs
- 82%Adventure Travelers
- 68%Budget Travelers
- 57%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (31)
- Plaza de ArmasMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen Travelers+ 1Jan 11, 2014
Exotic and familiar all at once, this is the part of Cusco to best base yourself. A beautiful plaza lined with historic buildings and throngs of great hotels, bars, restaurants, shops and travel agencies. The Plaza itself is beautiful and elegant, but my high rating is for the area and its surrounds as a place to base your visit. Just awesome.
- Plaza de ArmasMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 04, 2014
Plaza de Armas was indeed the "heart" of Cuzco. It was bustling with activity at night. Many tourists were seen walking around the plaza, visiting local shops and restaurants that line the perimeter of the plaza. Locals visited street food carts, which were as alluring as the restaurants. In the backdrop of the plaza lied the Cathedral and another church, too. Plaza de Armas seemed to be a great meeting place and a place to relax and people watch.
- Plaza de ArmasMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 24, 2013
The focal point of Cusco and a great place for people watching. A highlight of Cusco is sitting at one of the restaurants / cafes overlooking the square and watching the world go by.
- Plaza de ArmasMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Nov 16, 2013
The Plaza de Armas is the main square of Cusco and it's where you'll find a great amount of restaurants, shops, money exchange booths, hostels, bars, pubs, drugstores and souvenir shops. It's also where the Cusco Cathedral is located and most likely a mandatory spot to visit at night, since all main roads start from there. The square is beautifully gardened and clean, the only downside is that you'll be approached every 5 seconds or so by someone trying to sell you something,
- Plaza de ArmasMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 12, 2013
Cusco's main plaza is a large and spacious thing. Not much in way of green space, but the amazing size of some of the reused Incan stones in the surrounding building is amazing. Check out the cathedral that dominates the plaza. It is was built on top of an important Incan temple in an attempt to stamp out the indigenous religion.Recommended for:Local Culture
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- Plaza de ArmasOct 21, 2013
Of course you will go to this plaza as it is heart of Cusco. The cathedral is a must see, and the food choices are fabulous. One thing that I didn't like was how pushy the people are in selling things here. All the other places we went people were very laid back, but here they were very annoying.
- Plaza de ArmasAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 25, 2013
The center of Cusco...it is vibrant and bustling with tourists and locals all at once. A mix of Incan and colonialism all around. It is beautiful to see in the day and at night with the Cathedral, shops, restaurants, and bars surrounding the plaza. Despite all the beauty, it should be noted that many world-changing events occurred here. The last Incan emperor to rule his people was beheaded here, and his nephew who was also in rebellion beheaded later on. So here this pretty plaza was where a great empire lived and died, but the heritage clearly lives on.