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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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Artsy & Bohemian

It’s worth the walk up the hill to see the church and wander the shops. Good collection of art shops, some religious stores, and local artists. Don’t miss the pulpit in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

It’s worth the walk up the hill to see the church and wander the shops. Good collection of art shops, some religious stores, and local artists. Don’t miss the pulpit in the church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The Iglesia de San Blas is a beautiful little gem and the main reason for walking up to the plaza but there are many other charming reasons to go. The Iglesia's pulpit of carved wood is an absolute treasure. It is must-see. I was completely wonder-struck. I still am. I wish I had done the audio tour, but honestly the... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The authentic feeling you get when walking in the streets of San Blas is priceless. I love the small tiendas and the peaceful atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

little cafe, pedestrian street, color, boutique and laboratories, a very pleasant break very close to plaza de arms

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great vegan cafe called Green Point in San Blas. Cool shops, and amazing street hill views... We Love Peru !!! We love Peru !!!

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Tubingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Not far from the historic center and the Center square of Cusco you walk up to San Blas, where you can find bars, coffeeshops, restaurants, terraces and colonial houses built on Inca walls, and from San Blas with its incredible imagery artisans you have spots like the 7&7 Coffee Shop in Tandapata, from where you overlook the whole historic part... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Lots of shops, including colonial art and framing. I would stay there next time, at the CuscoSan Blas Tierra Viva hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

its like a nice way to know cusco, beautiful little streets, and unique places to eat, to visit and to buy souveniers, ask for the san blas mirador is really nice ;)

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Wilmington NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

San Blas was uphill from our hotel, so we took a taxi up (5 soles=about $1.65), then walked around the San Blas area. There are lots of shops and a variety of sites nearby: the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, the Cathedral, Jesuit Monastery, the Machu-Picchu/Yale Museum. Just walk and enjoy!

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Cesena, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

located very close to the main square, this colourful and picturesque quartier makes you feel to be in greece. you'll enjoy the crowded square full of old ladies who sell their artcrafts. very recommeneded

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