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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 neighborhood with tons of attractions and eating options. Walking around is just a pleasure and getting lost in the streets to find another historical gem is just my kind of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great neighborhood with tons of attractions and eating options. Walking around is just a pleasure and getting lost in the streets to find another historical gem is just my kind of traveling.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

San Blas is the most expat neighborhood in Cusco. It is composed of many little alleyways and streets in which you can easily get lost. To get to the main plaza you just need to go from the main plaza (right side of the cathedral) and continue forward, passing the 12-angle stone, past Jack's Cafe, and up the hill until... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

small streets with character, loads of tiny intimate restaurants with good menu del dia options, lovely San Blas church, dont forget the boleto de turistico (2 or 110 day options) covers this church and many other interesting sites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stayed just a block from San Blas square. This area has some lovely museums (artisan, weaving) and lovely, somewhat "higher end" alpaca wool shops. The itself had a little market and when we were there bands played as it was a festival.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this quarter is famous in cusco because, here are located all the most important artisants of the cusco, as mendivils, also is very nice the also is very nice his pulpit made in cedar wood

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

San Blas is a very local typical neighbourhood, and although tourism there too had its print, it is less to be felt than in the cusco city centre. here people live, and you can feel a little with them. First week of February the saint is honoured with music and dances!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Full of restaurants, little plazas and shops! We stayed there and loved it! Climb it up slowly and make sure to stop in the little shops and check some of the great artwork!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

San Blas is the ideal place to go for some drinks at night. The music and the ambiance is just amazing.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I loved walking around this neighborhood. It was the best part of Cusco for me with the most personality and with the feel of what the city must have been like years before it became a huge traffic clogged city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

If you are up for a good walk, this is a great place. I stayed in this area for two weeks, and I enjoyed the view of the fireworks over Christmas and New Year from this vista. Lovely area. Great views and lovely places to eat .

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