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Address: Cusco, Peru
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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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Cusco Night Walking Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson
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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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Loved the markets! Realy enjoyed San Blas! Must do in Cusco!

We visited the plaza of San Blas mainly for the markets and weren’t disappointed! Quite a few unique handmade things here, which I haven’t seen at the other markets. It is not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the plaza of San Blas mainly for the markets and weren’t disappointed! Quite a few unique handmade things here, which I haven’t seen at the other markets. It is not a huge plaza but much more laid back than Plaza de Armas, giving it a really authentic Peruvian feel. You can almost imagine yourself sitting here on a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice town in Cusco. Very arty, with lots of arts and crafts shops. You could spend all day here browsing.

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Recife, PE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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