Things to do in Cusco? Cusco’s Plaza de Armas is the central plaza in the city.  It’s one of the things to do and see while visiting Cusco, Peru.

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Things to do in Cusco?  Cusco is one of the most charming towns I’ve visited.  The old architecture with its rich Inka history makes it an unforgettable stop before heading to Machu Picchu. Cusco is filled with churches, museums, restaurants, artisan shopping centers, and bars.  It’s a cultural hot spot in Peru.  However, Plaza de Armas is one of the central areas with a number of Cusco landmarks.  The scenery kind of reminds me of Port Campbell.  

Here are the Plaza de Armas’ landmarks:

  • Statue of Pachacuti – Pachacuti was the Emperor of the Inca Empire responsible for expanding the empire to Western South America.

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    Statue of Pachacuti
  • Museo Inka – The museum is situated in an old-fashioned building and it contains a collection of Inca art, artifacts & architecture.  
  • Cusco Cathedral – The cathedral is the main Roman Catholic Archdiocese church in Cusco, Peru.  Things to do in Cusco

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    Cusco Cathedral
  • Museo de Arte Popular – The museum holds a lot artisan art.
  • Templo de la Compañía de Jesús – The church was built on an old Inca Palace site.  It’s one of the opposing buildings in Plaza de Armas.  Things to do in Cusco

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    Templo de la Compañía de Jesús

Let us know what you think of the landmarks in the comment section.  Also, let us know which landmark did you choose to visit from our  Things To Do In Cusco list. Check out our write up on the necessary things to how to take a day trip from Machu Picchu to Cusco hereWe have instructions on how to do it yourself or you can take some recommended tours below.  The cost comes out to be about the same after everything is said and done.

Need places to eat in Cusco?  Check out our reviews for Cicciolina, Incanto, and La Feria.