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San Blas

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Address: Cusco, Peru
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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Great photogenic area.

What a wonderful area to walk around early in the morning. The narrow streets have so much charm and character. The whole area is clean and in area you come to intersect many of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful area to walk around early in the morning. The narrow streets have so much charm and character. The whole area is clean and in area you come to intersect many of the old Inca trails. This is a great walk around area in Cusco that should not be missed.

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Okanagan Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We stayed at Tierra Viva in San Blas and enjoyed exploring the streets that travel around the hill of San Blas. Lots of great restaurants and sights to see and the higher you go, the better the view.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Small area off the main strip but go here to take some cool picture of the rooftops of the old city of Cusco.

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Cobourg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stayed in San blas while acclimatizing for our 4 day inca trail hike and the area felt vert safe and freindly. The stairs will give you a preview of what the hike will be like if your doing that ( which I strongley recommend).

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It is worth climbing all the stairs to reach the observation point of San Blas (check with hotel the location on the map). It is breathtaking! you can see the whole town and the mountains around. Morning/afternoon are better times to visit because at noon it is very hot and there is no shadow.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

San Blas neighbourhood is great for restaurants and shopping. A must when you are searching for a special memento. Very artsy and beautiful.

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The church was small and lovely! The pulpit is amazing! The best part? This was one of the new churches that offered an audio tour. I was able to learn the history of the little church and community without having to deal with tour guide and their schedule/pace. I could listen to the facts and then turn it off and... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This church is part of the integral ticket which includes the main cathedral and archbishop's palace. Make sure to ask for an audio guide, it is not actively advertized, but is included with your admission. Quality of recording and information is great, but may be difficult at time to identify the item being discusses. The whole religious circuit is very... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

we chose to stay in a nice apt in this locality. yes, we have to climb steps to reach our apt but it has a lovely local flavor. the cathedral and the plaza are neat too

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The San Blas District in Cusco is very beautiful. Its a very clean area with cobblestone streets and lots of shops, restaurants and shopping. The people were very friendly and the prices for things were reasonable. We stayed at the Casa San Blas Boutique Hotel. I would highly recommend it.

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