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“Beautiful place, ruined by hawkers”
Review of Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas
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Cusco Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #17 of 177 things to do in Cusco
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Plaza de Armas is a beautiful place to view, with a nice cathedral in front of a central square with a great statue, However, it is marred greatly by the amount of people constantly trying to sell you something. As hard as I tried to relax and take in the beautiful scenery, every minute you are dealing with another person selling tat. I found each one very pushy and they took a great deal of effort to fend off. It really affected my experience there and probably the one place where I lost my temper.

Thank Headismaximus
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"beautiful square"
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"street vendors"
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"main square"
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"lots of shops"
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"machu picchu"
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"parade"
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"cathedral"
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

We loved the Churches at the Plaza de Armas. Down the road incredible murals, food, museums, people, all not to be missed.

Thank Ellen P
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

This is a beautiful plaza with spanish architecture, Incan statues and the beautiful Christo Blanco looking down on you from the hill above. I was not expecting Cusco to be as interesting and modern as it was. Lots of restaurants, museums and attractions to see.

Thank Tim D
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Great historic significance shows great Peruvian character. This is a must see location. Cusco is a lovely city.

Thank Neils17
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Maybe it was just because there was a festival during the four days we were in Cusco, but there were always parades of people in colorful costumes at the square. It made for good pictures and a lively scene, even if it did cause us to occasionally change direction because of a blocked off street.

Thank Blabbott
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