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Description: This traditional old quarter of Cusco is the city's most picturesque...
This traditional old quarter of Cusco is the city's most picturesque district characterized by narrow and steep streets, colonial houses built with walls of Incan stone and numerous art workshops.
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Charming pedestrian district in Cusco

We stayed here twice and loved all the little passages with shops, hotels and cafes. Lots of craft shops. Very pleasant to walk around...although on a hill. Visit La Hada for an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We stayed here twice and loved all the little passages with shops, hotels and cafes. Lots of craft shops. Very pleasant to walk around...although on a hill. Visit La Hada for an ice cream!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A quick walk up one the narrow avenue off the main plaza, San Blas is a great place to find hidden art treasures or a simple trinket to remind you of your trip to Cusco. Vendors are affable and hard negotiators, but always willing to deal. Don't miss this little side trip to Cusco!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Our hostal was on Plaza San Blas, so we were in this part of Cusco quite a bit. It is a beautiful square anchored by a church and small open/park area with a nice fountain and is considered the "bohemian" part of town. It is flanked by some nice restaurants, one of which, The Meeting Place, really stood out for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

While taking pictures of the several streets we found this Treasure. If you have extra time walk through the neighborhood and explore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Nice place to walk around and see the views from above. Being here makes you think that you are somewhere in Spain rather than in Peru. I wouldn't suggest buying things in this area though. You can find similar stuff down closer to the main square and around San Pedro market for way cheaper. The guide books say it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A beautiful, narrow street shared with cars and small "llamas", among hundreds of sourvenir shops will lead you to a neighbourhood place at the top of a hill, where there is also the Iglesia de San Blas and the square. Real and authentic artisans have their shops there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A little disappointed -- there wasn't much to see here. Small shops that are very typical. The plaza was a pleasant place to sit and relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We love exploring all the galleries and shops in San Blas. It's easy to spend a whole afternoon wandering around, shopping, or window shopping. If you have a bit of extra time in Cusco, spend a laid back afternoon in this neighborhood!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Easygoing romantic square, with a fountain etc. visit the Meeting Place cafe when you're there. Also a relaxed stop if you walk back down from SasquaHuaman fortress.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Lovely town to walk around and enjoy the beautiful stone walls and cobblestone roads. Very steep hills though, I had to take frequent breaks. We visited the local lithier who played beautiful music on his various instruments, made by him.

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