Whether under the hot sun of day or bright lights at night, Plaza de Armas serves as Cusco's beating heart around the clock. Shops, restaurants, and bars line the buzzing square, which acts as a meeting point and a social destination. An imposing cathedral and a striking church symbolize the historical importance of the square--this is where Spanish forces first seized control of Cusco, imposing their rules and religion on the land. Admire the timeless architecture of the plaza, or simply take a seat next to the roses and watch Cusco life in motion before your eyes. With our world travel planner, Cusco attractions like Plaza de Armas can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Tours to Plaza de Armas
$799 BOOK WITH VIATOR Best of Peru 6-Day Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca Tour
Duration: 6 days
$51 BOOK WITH VIATOR Cusco Small Group or Private Night Walking Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Plaza de Armas reviews
Plaza de Armas is beautiful and worth the visit but the one downfall is how many people bombard you to buy “one of a kind” items. more »
Place with an atmosphere of tranquility, ideal to breathe and walk around its very narrow streets, there are many shops and restaurants. I recommend visiting the cathedral as well. more »
This is the main square in Cuzco, Peru. Beautiful place and very large. The cathedral is on one side and stores line the others. It is very active all day and in the evening. This is a wonderful place for people watching. There are a number of restaurants - all good. Give it a try.
A nice square when you can just hang out on the stairs. Pretty busy but relaxing at the same time. If you are lucky you may happen to find a parade made of 4 to 10 dancers in traditional outfits. Enjoy the breathtaking Cusco atmosphere and take your time.
Plan your trip to Cusco
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Cusco
Hidden gems in Cusco
Side trips from Cusco
Museums in Cusco
Shopping in Cusco
Nearby attractions in Cusco
Trips to Plaza de Armas by other users
15 days in Peru BY A USER FROM MEXICO Lima Arequipa Puno 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM TURKEY Buenos Aires Santa Rosa Villa La Angostura 16 days in Peru BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Lima Paracas Maras 14 days in Peru BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Lima Cusco Machu Picchu 22 days in United States & South America BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA New York City Cusco Machu Picchu 30 days in South America BY A USER FROM CANADA Cusco Machu Picchu Arequipa