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Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas)

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Address: San Blas, Cusco, Peru
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breath takingly beautiful

it's a smaller church in the San Blas district. It was right up the street from my hotel, easily accessible. walking into the church is just breath taking. I wish I had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Brittany S
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very beautiful church still in use. You can see where all the gold went! Very well kept and peaceful and worth a stop to look at the architecture.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it's a smaller church in the San Blas district. It was right up the street from my hotel, easily accessible. walking into the church is just breath taking. I wish I had pictures of the church, but there were no pictures allowed. there is a hand made pulpit, made of wood that looks like it may have taken centuries to... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't a big physical church, but it's historic relevance is big. It celebrates St. Blaise, an integral part of Peruvian Catholicism. The audio tour was brief but quite good.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlight at San Blas is the pulpit. 20 years of chiselling has made this magnificent piece of art worth visiting.

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The pulpit is apparently carved out of one piece of wood and when you see the detail in it, it is incredible. The church itself is small and had some construction materials lying about but you can buy a pass for visiting the Cathedral and a few other buildings in Cusco so it is worth stopping in if you're in... More 

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San Ramon, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

While I don't mind paying for admission, there is nothing special about this church. With so many other great churches around, you can skip this one.

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Columbia Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

A very cool church. a must see if your in cusco.they do charge to get in.Its up on the hill with great views and the shops are a little cheaper than in plaza de armas

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

When I say eclectic, I mean the chapels inside are different from one another. This is one of my favorite Catholic churches in the world. Highly recommended during your stop in Cusco on the way to Machu Picchu.

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San Pedro, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This cathedral is situated right in the heart of San Blas district in Cusco. It looks more like a chapel from the outside, but when you go inside it has beautiful architecture. There are usually activities going on inside and around the cathedral. Cool to visit.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Available on a group ticket, and with an excellent audio guide available. Outstanding woodwork and original murals, with an over the top gold retablo.

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