Square San Francisco



Square San Francisco

One of the most popular places in Cusco and with plenty of culture and tradition is the Plaza San Francisco, about three blocks from the Plaza de Armas. It attracts many tourists and locals for its tranquility and its colonial architecture, making it one of the gems of Cusco. There you can enjoy a break from watching the fountain, reading or just watching spend half the city . You can also enjoy refreshments offered by vendors, or sit and read the newspaper while shoes fit.


Plaza San Francisco (Three blocks from the Plaza de Armas) Cusco - Peru


Around the square you can also find restaurants, ice cream shops, juice bars, craft markets and grilled chicken joints. These are not the tourist restaurants upscale of the square or San Blas. Instead, they are tourists and cusqueños gather to share the same restaurants.


The San Francisco de Asis Square was part of the Inca esplanade Cusipata. During the colonial period, it was the second most important public space in the city. From the 1970s, he established himself as the point of departure of the transport lines that connect the neighborhoods of the periphery to the historic center and the central market of San Pedro, which generated this urban sector was transformed the main focus of informal trade. That was the beginning of their physical and social deterioration.