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San Blas

Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #19 of 103 attractions in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: This traditional old quarter of Cusco is the city's most picturesque district characterized by narrow and steep streets, colonial houses built with... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dunedin, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is the best area to stay in Cusco. You can walk everywhere from here yet it is so nice and quiet in your hotel.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This little neighborhood about a 10-minute walk up the road from the Plaza in Cusco is full of small art galleries and little restaurants. A nice, peaceful place to do some meandering.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The plaza (Incan and colonial Square), and the Chapel were amazing! The work on stone and wood are excellent. The neighborhood is full of local artists and artisans. For a person that likes history and values art and culture, this is a perfect place to visit.

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Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

charming, artsy, funky, beautiful neighborhood to explore while in cusco. great little shops for souveniers and cool restaurants.

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Larkspur, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Pretty neighborhood with beautiful, whitewashed architecture and colorful doors. Craft center of Cusco, with artisans selling their wares. Gorgeous area and fun for buying handmade souvinirs.

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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place is full of nice shops and good restaurants. Is charming and unique. You can buy nice souvenirs, paintings and eat good, for instance, Pachapapa restaurant is very good in the area.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

what a great place this church is got a tour from the local guy there he was so proud of the great church and its fantastic history!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

cute little markets and spots to check out. there's a market on the weekends where they sell small trinkets.

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Cusco, Peru
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

this area of cusco is full fo all kinds of great places to stay, eat buy great artesania. the fountains are nice to hang out by

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The plaza was full of older men drinking heavily as well as a really bad band consisting of mostly drunk men. The shops were OK, but many seemed to specialize in gaudy gold trinkets and Catholic pictures and statuary. Not at all the "artsy" community we had heard about.

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