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Plaza Regocijo de Cusco

The Plaza Regocijo is one of the places you can not miss if you are in the historic center of the city of Cusco.

It is also known as Plaza Kusipata which translates as the little step of joy, which was divided from the Plaza de Armas de Cusco during the colonial era by the construction of mansions. In this space it was common to organize different celebrations such as bullfights or contests.

What to see and do in Plaza Regocijo?

In this square you can take a pleasant rest because it is a quiet space where you can find the Municipal Palace of Cusco, which during the viceroyalty functioned as the first town hall of the city, founded by Francisco Pizarro.

The square is surrounded by buildings with Inca construction at the base, colonial houses that are composed of imposing stone arches and gardens of natural beauty.

Nearby is the Museo del Chocolate, known for presenting a variety of handmade cocoa products, as well as a large number of restaurants that you can visit to taste a traditional dish.

There are many exclusive clothing stores made of alpaca along with other products such as the sale of jewelry made of Andean elements that you can take advantage of buying.

How to get to Plaza Regocijo from Plaza de Armas?

From the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, you can walk in the direction of Plateros street to go around Espaderos or you can also go through the Calle del Medio and in just three minutes you will be in the right place.

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