Centro Historico De Cusco, Cusco

4.8
#1 of 1,135 in Things to do in Cusco
At Centro Historico De Cusco, take a stroll through the heart of the oldest surviving city in South America. Formerly the capital of the Incan Empire, the old town still features many remnants of their extraordinary stonework. Beyond that, you'll see colonial-era houses, churches, convents, and, of course, the grand cathedral dominating a wide central plaza. As you explore, keep in mind that these Spanish constructions frequently sit atop visible Incan foundations. Restaurants and bars fill the narrow, cobblestone streets, offering everything from authentic Peruvian meals to expensive tourist traps, while shops sell cheap souvenirs, traditional handicrafts, and fine jewelry. Plenty of museums explore the history of the city through Incan, Quechua, and Spanish artifacts. Put Centro Historico De Cusco and other Cusco attractions into our Cusco trip itinerary website , and watch your holiday take shape.
Create an itinerary including Centro Historico De Cusco
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Centro Historico De Cusco Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
13,255 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We were lucky enough to visit during the Festival of St Rose. The whole square was closed to traffic for a couple of days, which made exploring very easy. Part of the festival included a huge parade a...  more »
  • Cusco has an amazing atmosphere. In addition to Inca history, it is the starting center for incredible places.
    View original
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Cusco

View all >
4.7
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Cusco

4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 4​h 30​min

Side trips from Cusco

4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Museums in Cusco

View all >
3.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Shopping in Cusco

View all >
4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Cusco

4.7
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 8​h
4.9
Duration: 4​h