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San Blas

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“artisan shops”(24 reviews)
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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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Reviewed yesterday

Visited this area whilst exploring Cusco - fascinating to see all the artisans work on display and the many outlets.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank hilliemason
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were recommended to go to San Blas for shopping and a more artsy vibe to Cusco. We did pop into a few shops and wandered around the square and the market they had going on. A lot of the same things in the various...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank GlobeTrottingKate
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our amazing B&B (Garden of San Blas) was in this area and we loved it! Beautiful buildings, life is happening all around you, lots of stores, restaurants. The streets are very narrow, so watch out for those cars squeezing their way up and down the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank lr2k
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to stay in San Blas, about a half a block from the plazeta for 5 nights. It buzzes, but is reasonably quiet. The quaint narrow streets invite but are sometimes terrorized by crazed cabbies. Nice shops, excellent restaurants, Inca walls, and friendly...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago

good mix of resturants , bars ,souvenirs and church -all wrapped up in a picture postcard area with stunning views from the church bell tower

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank biggavski
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views! You'll earn it through some climbing. Just minutes back down the hill to the plaza. Check out Limbus and CityView for a drink at sunset.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 503Michael503
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a unique part of Cusco!!! there is a lot of history there from the spanish era alot of churches and open markets. There are all kinds of resturaunts and shops had amazing massage from the Andina spa !!!! Also there is a chocolate museum...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank sunlion1959
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of crafts and small restaurants, a bit of an artists' community, but nothing particularly unique that couldn't be found elsewhere. However, there were some nice views from the plaza which was only blocks from Plaza de Armas.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the local plaza to our hotel stay. It's a pretty spot, with great views of Cusco, and there are an abundance of cafes, restaurants and shops that are more genuine than some of the establishments off the main square.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank markwM5506OY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to meet people and to just enjoy the beauty of the old town. There are shops and restaurants and small alleys all close enough to explore. I loved it!

Date of experience: May 2019
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July 28, 2015|
Response from ann m | Reviewed this property |
Never seen anyone making them
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Response from Josue A | Reviewed this property |
Most of the small shops are open until 9pm, especially the ones in the center, near Plaza de Armas. The markets, though, close at 5pm.