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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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Don't miss this neighbourhood

Whatever you do - don't miss the five minute climb up from the main square to San Blas. It's less touristy and has pretty little squares with nice shops. Bought a lovely silver... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Whatever you do - don't miss the five minute climb up from the main square to San Blas. It's less touristy and has pretty little squares with nice shops. Bought a lovely silver ring from one in the Plaza San Blas. Great photos of cobbled streets, tiled entrances and old doors. Go early before the crowds. At 10am it was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Loved walking this area, exploring the narrow streets. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes because of the cobbled streets and many many steps. Lots of small shops and unique cafes. Gives you a real flavor of Peru

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South Padre Island, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Lots of local vendors there selling lots of hand made articles. From paintings of local scenes, hand woven tapestries and a great little coffee shop hidden in a corner.

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Curitiba, PR
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

a short walk uphill from the plaza de armas, this part of town is quite a hippy, colorful and very cozy part of town. You find a lot of yoga places and small shops. Also, there is a small plaza around a church. Very cute and worth the walk.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The streets are filled with vendors and restaurants, if you need anything, you can get it from the San Blas area!

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World
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Lots of arts and cafe's and incredible views of Cuzco! At night you will find local art exhibits and events, and even some live music. But a few levels above the noise of the city disappears and you are left with sky, the city and the surrounding mountains - just wonderful!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Our hostel was in the San Blas area so we really got to experience this place. San Blas is beautiful and has many good restaurants (i.e. pachapapa right across from the church), stores and places to see. The downside is that it has many steps. If you need a rest, it was easy to go into a store and look... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

San Blas is a nice place with charm. You can find handricrafts and of course you can relax with the nice views and streets

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Santiago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Don't make the mistake of avoiding a bit of a hike up the hill to visit the San Blas Church, the oldest in Spanish Cusco. It is easy to visit just the Cathedral and the Jesuit Church (Iglesia de la Compania) and call it a day with churches, but the little San Blas Church has both history and charm. An... More 

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

While visiting our daughter, who lives on Carmen Bajo in San Blas, we roamed up and down the hills of San Blas exploring shops in every nook and cranny, and visiting museums. A beautiful and historic part of town. The steps will leave you winded, especially if you're just off the plane. But the sights won't disappoint.

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