San Blas

San Blas, Cusco: Hours, Address, San Blas Reviews: 4.5/5

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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.
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SIKANDAR LANDRY
Moscow, Russia2 contributions
Jan 2021
Another beautiful place that you need to visit, in the city of Cusco. Close to the main square, when you go up the San Blas slope, you reach this neighborhood, also known as the artisan neighborhood. The view is quite beautiful.
The only negative is that there are some street vendors on its streets.
Written January 28, 2021
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NATALY SMITH BLACKBURN
Monywa, Myanmar4 contributions
Jan 2021
Another beautiful tourist point in the city of Cusco, very close to the main square, when climbing the San Blas slope, you reach this beautiful neighborhood of artisans.
Many of the houses are ancient with colonial details.
The view from here is beautiful.
Written February 10, 2021
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Vamos5_Trip
520 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We found a few real artists selling unique items, and bought two paintings from his shop. This is a short, but steep walk from the main square. Lots of restaurants and cafes along the way, plus a view of the whole city.
Written January 24, 2020
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Rolfe1954
Guelph, Canada214 contributions
Mar 2020
A few store a few restaurant and a good place to meet your tour guide. Craft stalls and natives in costumes with their Lamas. Of course if you want a picture you have to pay. The store people and vendors are very forward about aking you to go into their store or buying their wares.
Written March 29, 2020
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Brian R
Seattle, WA152 contributions
Dec 2019
I stayed a few nights in San Blas and found it to be an enjoyable place. Many backpackers and artists with lots of small shops and restaurants. A little dirty in places, the small paths and roads have an almost Venice like feel. Brave the hills and make sure your see this place!
Written January 5, 2020
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Cavydad
Camarillo, CA2,202 contributions
Jan 2020
More shops, restaurants and Inca foundations. Restaurants are less expensive than those on the main square. The fascinating market place with food stalls, fruit, meat, cheeses and inexpensive tourist items is nearby. Continue to search for Inca foundations.
Written February 9, 2020
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK615 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
San Blas is a very quiet area of Cusco and for that reason is a great place to visit! Its narrow streets and artisan vibe are attractive to those who like to wonder off the tourist trail. There are plenty of small cafes, restaurants and shops to visit whilst enjoying the cool architecture of its narrow alleyways.
Written March 6, 2019
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COOMBSY
London25 contributions
OK I'm probably looking at this through rose-tinted spectacles, but I love Cusco and San Blas is where I lived for a few months (my mate stayed there for 2 years!) You're living amongst/with Peruvians, there's a great view across the city, it really is a lovely little neighbourhood. If you can, visit for the fiesta of los trembeladors, it's brilliant.
Written September 13, 2004
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Claude D
11 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
San Blas is a nice place, lots of nice handicrafts and nice buildings. This is the most beautiful quartier in Cusco
Written October 23, 2015
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born2travelit
Cesena, Italy16,053 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
located very close to the main square, this colourful and picturesque quartier makes you feel to be in greece. you'll enjoy the crowded square full of old ladies who sell their artcrafts. very recommeneded
Written March 20, 2015
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