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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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Cusco City Sightseeing Tour

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Tiny and very beautiful church

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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280 reviews 280 reviews
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
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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Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

It's hard to say, well, yes, another church; of course they are all different. But along with the 'usual' gold leaf and fine Spanish era pictures of Saints? There are two special things about San Blas. The first is the startling fine carving on the pulpit. The second is the really grand vista over Cusco from the be tower.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

It costs S/-15 per person to enter which is on the high side for what it is, but you will probably be on your own to explore this small church. Do not miss the amazing carved wooden pulpit, and the main alter (plus others in this church) is out of this world. Don't forget to check out the small catacomb... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Significant for the home church of St. Blaze, partron a sore throats. The church itself is small but pretty and nice views from the bell tower.

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