San Blas
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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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NATALY SMITH BLACKBURN
Monywa, Myanmar4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Rolfe1954
Guelph, Canada210 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Markus F
Hawaii5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
There are is wonderful to experience. So much to see, taste, and try. Close to the residential areas, San Blas quickly became our favorite area with more tranquility than the main square, countless vegan options, and incredibly fascinating indigenous art.
Written June 5, 2023
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Brian R
Seattle, WA172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, CA2,147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
London24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Italy17,119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Ari T
Seattle, WA67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A must walk around just uphill of plaza de armas there are tons of shops, some museos, and many good cafes and restaurants
Written January 30, 2020
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