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Address: Cusco, Peru
Description: This small square features a modest adobe church that contains the pulpit...
This small square features a modest adobe church that contains the pulpit of San Blas, a carved 17th-century wooden pulpit adorned by the figure of Christ triumphant.
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Cusco City Sightseeing Tour

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Pretty square.

The area is popular with backpackers in which you normally find the artisan side of life. This is no exception, we spent a couple of hours exploring the square and surrounding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Greenville, South Carolina
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257 reviews 257 reviews
166 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Get away from the touristy main plaza and wander up hill on the cobblestoned streets (wear non heeled shoes) and see this area. San Blas is a great district. A bit dirty maybe with the dog poop etc.. but quite a interesting place. Great street art, nice little shops, wonderful views and really cool streets. Take the time to wander... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

The area is popular with backpackers in which you normally find the artisan side of life. This is no exception, we spent a couple of hours exploring the square and surrounding area. The shops are a great place to pick up colourful and quirky presents for yourself, friends and family. Nice coffee shops the one we chose had great staff... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Plazoleta de San Blas is at the heart of one of the nicest districts in Cusco. It is a popular area where tour groups stay and there is a young backpacker feel about the place. The square itself has a large fountain at the back and is populated with artists selling their wares. Surrounding the square are a number of... More 

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Huntington Park, California
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31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We stay at the hotel Casa San Blas, the plaza was like a 3 minute walk, very small quiet area , there is not much to do except to relax, walk, take pictures, souvenirs, eat, churches

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Like the whole area of San Blas, it's Plazoleta is nice. Quiet, peaceful and full of hippies juggling and chilling around! Good place to spend some time for yourselves;)

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Ridgefield, CT
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353 helpful votes 353 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

This was a very lovely small plaza. We came from Cusco and approached through some small streets. The plaza is a bit below the main street level and is surrounded by small shops and St Blas church.

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petropolis
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

My whole family enjoy a free dance performance for free in this petite square , good place to purchase handycrafts of course before buying any thing ask for a reduction on the price in every thing you want to buy from the street sellers

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Dallas, Texas
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

You will find not only the most famous artists here but it is also peaceful, lovely with the water feature and also to see school children. It is a great place to buy authentic mirrors. I recommend Mendivil two locations very special.

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Cusco, Peru
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

This beautiful square is located in San Blas the Bohemian artistic neighborhood of Cusco. Here you can find several good artisan shops, restaurants and bars with live music. The square also provides great views of the city.

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