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Address: Cusco, Peru
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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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The whole district is a fascinating area for handicrafts. The church is very special, with an altarpiece to rival that in the Holy Family church beside the cathedral. There is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The whole district is a fascinating area for handicrafts. The church is very special, with an altarpiece to rival that in the Holy Family church beside the cathedral. There is also a magnificent pulpit intricately carved out of a single cedar tree - rather macabre is the skull of the woodcarver above the pulpit.

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Oshawa, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I loved all of the side streets, laneways and small shops that feature such a wide range of crafts, art, and fine goods. This is where the artisans are who do the carving, the gilding, the sculpting and the painting. You can watch them at work in their studies and buy directly from the people who create the items. Prices... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What a fun taxi ride here! Fantastic cobblestone streets so narrow you could almost touch both sides at once. What we imagined an Andean town to be.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I lived here for two months whilst studying Spanish and it is one of my favourite places in the world now. I felt extremely welcome and comfortable, even when my Spanish was really bad. It is a beautiful city with an incredible history and the locals are wonderful. There is a nice mixture of new and old and I can't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The San Blas neighborhood is home to many MANY stairs, which seem more challenging at the high altitude. However, do accept the challenge to tour a beautiful part of the city with great views. Have a drink at Limbo and overlook the area:)

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Spent a few hours at San Blas during a day tour! It is family friendly so you can take your kids. The Spanish influence architecture throughout the town is beautiful. The views are incredible you can see down to the main square of Cousco. Make sure you have a cup of coca tea to avoid elevation sickness.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Really nice place to go and spend time. Some nice cafes around where you can take your book and chill out.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere each night at San Blas. The Peruvians seem big on partying in front of their churches!. Each night there were bands playing and families dancing. Great atmosphere and lots of bars and restaurants. We ate at Pacha Papa - highly recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This hotel is well located near most of the tourist sites in Cusco. The rooms are comfortable and clean and the staff is friendly and speak English. They also are happy to help you organize day trips, transport to and from the airport (although it was very confusing whether this was included in the price for one way, both ways,... More 

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Paris, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a wonderful plaza area. Close to the main square. Great restaurants. Excellent little shops. Just a perfect area to stay in Cusco.

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Address: Cusco, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco

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