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Night in Cusco

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A bustling and modern nightlife only came to Cusco with tourists. For them, by the middle of the seventies, the first places were opened: Abraxas and Hatuchay, both in the Plaza de Armas.

Soon, the people of Cusco, with their imaginations fanned by the stories that ran from mouth to mouth, were encouraged to face the cold night that kept them locked in their homes and were discovering that, at night, people have more ease To approach one another by overcoming social, cultural and even idiomatic barriers.

We can say that, to its many attractions, Cusco has added an intense, feverish and cosmopolitan nightlife with an original Andean touch. Enjoying its charms is one more way to get to know the Imperial City and blend with its spirit. The following lines are a key to opening the doors to this world.

Music and dances

A good way to start a night in Cusco is to appreciate the unique richness and variety of the folklore of this region, both in its musical expressions and in its dances. The traveler will have to choose between the theatrines of some institutions that cultivate the folk art, and a select number of restaurants that offer this type of shows.

The pubs

The ideal place to chill before continuing the night dancing are the pubs. Generally, they serve until one in the morning and offer happy hour (drinks at half price) at times that are indicated at the entrance or at the bar.

Tecsecocha

danzas-cusco-hotel-inka-andinaDancers-cusco-hotel-inka-andina Those who prefer a little more calm can opt to spend some hours of the night in Tecsecocha, one of the few streets of Cusco that with its pavement and its profusion of balconies on one side, Almost intact the harmony of the whole. A very different style awaits the visitor in this typical Cusco street: the couch bar Los Perros. Its magnet is its informal atmosphere, with sofas and armchairs arranged here and there where, who wishes, can even lie down to read a magazine or a book.

San Blas

Another recommended pascana is San Blas, an area of ​​Inca stock with well-deserved reputation as one of the most beautiful in Cusco. If walking in the streets at night can be tiring for its outstanding streets, it is not to have a coffee or a drink in the premises that are behind the church. In the Green’s, the parishioner will find a very intimate atmosphere thanks to the comfortable armchairs and sofas arranged around coffee tables. The appeal of the Aule, however, is its more youthful air and especially its loft, with cushions washed by the floor around a low table, where there are several books available to the visitor.

Discotheques

At midnight, cafés and pubs are about to close their doors. It is time to head for the disco-bars that, just after that time, enter into an effervescence that can last until dawn.

Very close to the City Center