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“The highlight of Cusco!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of San Blas

San Blas
Cusco, Peru
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Cusco City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #12 of 89 Attractions in Cusco
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: 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.
Wellington, New Zealand
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“The highlight of Cusco!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

My option of Cusco was pretty average when I arrived because of the overwhelming tourism and high prices until I discovered San Blas. This quaint area was full of cheap guesthouse accommodation and many good quality restaurants. There are many fantastic places to eat especially the San Blas market where you can get some great filling menus of the day for barely anything and some of the cheapest but best fruit salads!
You cannot miss visiting San Blas if you are in Cusco!

Visited November 2012
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“Great to get lost up here....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Brilliant vibe, lots of interesting shops and a BRILLIANT sandwich shop called Juanitos if I recall which was an epic experience for lunch!

Visited November 2012
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“Beautiful Area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

If you are anyway arty then you will love this part of Cusco - colourful and interesting - folk selling their wares - but not pushy or anything like it - more into discussions about different things -lovely place for a wander and lovely place to stay!! Lovely folk as well!! Loved staying in the part of the City! Highly recommend it too!

Visited December 2011
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Helotes
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“cool town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Has a bit of a hippie feel. Nice shopping. You need to visitArt by Merida. The works of Edilberto Merida. Beautiful works of art.

Visited October 2012
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Johannesburg South Africa
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“Great views and arty area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

It's a nice walk - a bit steep (ish) but take your time, look in the alleys and shops, there are lovely sights to see on your way up here. Stop for a drink when you get to the fountain above the local square.

Visited September 2012
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