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Plaza Manco Capac

Plaza Manco Capac | Praca, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Peru
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Neat Plaza

You have to thread through a few backstreets from the train station to find this Plaza. It's a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andy F
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Devizes, United Kingdom
You gotta be here!

Wow! Standing in the plaze and taking in the mountains surrounding you is really a unique... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PeruDreamer
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Plaza Manco Capac | Praca, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Peru
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"small plaza"
in 4 reviews
"surrounded by restaurants"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful square"
in 2 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 2 reviews
"great place to people watch"
in 3 reviews
"to sit and people watch"
in 3 reviews
"nice statue"
in 2 reviews
"surrounding buildings"
in 2 reviews
"town plaza"
in 2 reviews
"selling crafts"
in 2 reviews
"lovely atmosphere"
in 2 reviews
"machu picchu"
in 16 reviews
"take pictures"
in 3 reviews
"aguas caliente"
in 3 reviews
"church"
in 13 reviews
"benches"
in 10 reviews
"statues"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to thread through a few backstreets from the train station to find this Plaza. It's a small space, compared to some towns, but surrounded by the usual civic buildings and shops. There's also free WiFi here and a Tourist Information office. From here...More

Thank Andy F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! Standing in the plaze and taking in the mountains surrounding you is really a unique experience. I couldn't help but feel like I was at the centre of the world just standing in this plaza. The plaza is usually very busy and the scene...More

Thank PeruDreamer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During the day it was bustling and enjoyable and at night it was the same! Not rowdy but a great social place! The restaurants around have good views and I don’t feel like they’re more expensive than the ones outside of the plaza.

Thank Chelsi P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Neat little town. Lots of shops and restaurants. Easy walking and lovely views of the river and mountains in the background.

Thank WPLandry
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This square (Plaza) is very nice and with a lot of restaurants, cafes and kiosques around. It´s always full of tourists and locals trying to get you into the restaurant. The restaurants aren´t the best in town. All the people are friendly

Thank Santiago Z
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had one night here as we were going to macho picchu, nice little town but the restaurant and café people hassle you all the time to come in so much so that we had to do detours so not as to keep passing them,...More

Thank Timber2013
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Great place to visit. Awsome views of the river and the huge mountains in back of the town. Additionally is a good place to get arts and crafts, near the town square is a good place to get some great food. You can get anything...More

Thank Luis M
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Stop by to take pictures with the sign, take a seat on a bench and enjoy the sun. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes around to grab a beverage or a bite. The tin is very small so I am sure you will end...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

This is a cute little square with a fountain an INCA statue and a Machu Picchu sign all for the obligatory photo shots. We were lucky enough to be there when a local ceremony honoring firemen, policemen, etc.took place with music, flag raising etc. Felt...More

Thank Sharon T
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Cute little town square. Great place to people watch. Some of the businesses get irritating when you walk by and they try to get you inside. I recommend searching on Tripadvisor for places to eat...because the majority in the square are not all that good....More

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