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Address: San Blas, Cusco, Peru
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Our Favorite Area of Cusco

There are several things to see in San Blas so definitely take the time to visit San Blas. This is not as nice as the churches in the main plaza but still a nice stop while in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

There are several things to see in San Blas so definitely take the time to visit San Blas. This is not as nice as the churches in the main plaza but still a nice stop while in San Blas. DO NOT MISS SAN BLAS area.

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Issaquah, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It is a steep climb from Plaza de Armas to the church of San Blas through small streets. The church is smaller than several others and not as ornate as most. The walk to get there was the best part of the adventure.

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Lima, Peru
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179 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

if you are in Cusco, you can not miss this Church, I m very happy we visit the Church, the art is incredible intresting, they are doing and incredible job .

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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100 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Billed as the most impressive in the Latin world, the pulpit is really something to see. Don’t be put off by the modest exterior of the church. The interior is where it’s at. Most guide books will walk you through what you’re looking at, but make sure that you get an explanation by either book or guide (guides are available... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The sumum of Cusco style and masters. Audio guide. Included in the Archbishop ticket. 40 minutes should suffice.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

At the top of the small Plaza San Blas sit the Iglesia de San Blas. Outside, the building is nondescript, but inside is an alter that is overwhelming, a carved masterpiece of Baroque grandeur...along the walls are liturgical themed paintings, which although in need of conservation, are well worth a second look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Definitely worth a visit this is a beautiful church with lots of history. Cheap entry and a free audio tour to boot!

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The only thing to see here is a fabulously carved alter. The rest of the church is literally falling apart.

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

If you are staying in Cusco in the hill top San Blas district it is worth popping into this small church. It is 15 soles and no photos are allowed inside. You could get the Boleto Religioso ticket which lets you into a few other sites in town, but it isn't really worth it considering the sites it includes. Star... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This beautiful church is overwhelming beautiful with gold gilding from its floor to its high ceilings throughout. The detail in each alter is to be appreciated, remembering they have survived major earthquakes! There is access to the upstairs choir loft, the only area where cameras may be used. This is a great place to get a picture of the view... More 

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