Avenida El Sol

Avenida El Sol

 

Avenida El Sol is the main commercial street in Cusco. It's name literally translates at The Sun Avenue and runs from the Plaza de Armas at its north-west end for about 8 blocks south-east to the large indoor handicraft market Centro Artesanal Cusco. This street is not so much a tourist attraction in itself but it is a modern street with many useful amenities such as banks, post office, money exchange houses, a few pharmacies, camera shops, hotels, restaurants and, of course, a few handicraft shops thrown in for good measure. Being the main commercial street it is always busy with plenty of traffic constantly tooting their horns. Its easy to cross though and feels safe enough although extra caution should be taken when withdrawing money from the ATMs (as in any country). Banco de Credito also has ATMs inside which are safer to use. You have the option to withdraw cash in either US dollars or Peruvian Soles.

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