This is a beautiful square for shopping, eating, and sightseeing. It's especially striking at twilight as the street lights on the distant hills start twinkling.
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I believe that the weather in Cusco also helps, because when I visited it it was cold but very sunny, so everything looked very beautiful to me, the oposite of Lima, the capital of Peru. This square was extremely beautiful, I loved it. And also...More
Beautiful day and night. This square is full of activity from the moorish architecture to the churches to the fountains. It's enchanting.
I love hanging out in the Plaza de Armas. The two beautiful churches, the gardens, the central fountain... And of course there are restaurants of all levels of cuisine and even a Starbucks. Great place to people watch. The very best time of year to...More
Cusco may have it's charms in the off season but in August it's overrun with tourists and touts. Once cant go 2 feet without being approached to buy something.
Thoroughly enjoyed staying at Rumi Wasi, just above the Plaza de Armas, which meant we walked through the Plaza several times each day. We were in Cusco during the teachers' strike, which meant that the Plaza was filled with parents rallying on behalf of the...More
Plaza de Armas is an excellent central area. Many bars and restaurants around. Children doing organized dance in the streets. The beautiful Cathedral is in Plaza de Armas. Only problem is the vendors pester you while you walk around. Must visit in Cusco
The Plaza de Armas is your typical main square. It has lots of restaurants to choose from, although with shops, banks and a cathedral. The cathedral steps is a great place to sit and people watch.