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Address: Cusco, Peru

This traditional old quarter of Cusco is the city's most picturesque...

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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Awana Kancha and San Blas Tour from Cusco
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7K Running Tour from Sacsayhuaman to Cusco's Historical Center

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Wonderful area to stay and to explore

Our hotel was in San Blas and I was glad we decided to stay here. Even though we loved the central historical area, it's quite lively and not too quiet. San Blas is so pretty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Punta Gorda, Florida
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Recife, PE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A small square with good shops of ceramics and museuns. There is possible to see the fountain and de Museum of Coca. Place to take a break.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our hotel was in San Blas and I was glad we decided to stay here. Even though we loved the central historical area, it's quite lively and not too quiet. San Blas is so pretty with its narrow, cobbled streets and character-laden buildings, which include hotels, restaurants, artist studios, and various shops and businesses. It's quite a hilly area so... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had accidently booked one evening at this hotel on Booking.com when I was planning to spend 2 nights in Cusco - when I went back to booking the hotel had no availability... i immediately requested to cancel the reservation because of the error and the lack of availability for the second night... Booking responded that it was at the... More 

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around the world
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

San Blas area is perfect for walks, little shopping or it's lovely hotels; it's just a few steps away from Praza de Armas

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A bit of an uphill walk from Plaza de Armas takes you to this somewhat arty and bohemian quarter of Cusco. On Saturdays, the square next to the San Blas church hosts an artisan market - vendors selling pottery, knits, bags, silver, artwork. A great place to pick up souvenirs.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have really enjoyed spending time in the plaza San Blas and surrounding area. It is much calmer and smaller than the Plaza de Armas, but still really close to the action.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These stone alleys could be anywhere in europe. With ex pats from all over selling you hand made trinkets, offering you yoga classes, or some western style food to look over Cusco at. Good for a free walk in the very least.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I met some really fun loving and great people in San Blas, including the bars and Plaza. It's a steep walk from Cusco city center but worth it.

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of hippies ready to sell you "handcraft" tchotchkes. Great place to grab food or stay while you're in Cusco. The area is safe and pretty clean. Watch out for the land mines (dog pooh) located on the sidewalk is everywhere

Thank TheTravelingDuckie
Pebble Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Artists, shops, restaurants and a view from atop the main square. Nice walk up the hill and great picture ops once you are there.

Thank md001_Marianne

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