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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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$35*
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Cusco Night Walking Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson
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$78*
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Awana Kancha and San Blas Tour from Cusco
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$67*
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Half-Day Cusco City Guided Biking Tour

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Lots to see. Don't miss the church.

We wandered around here a bit as suggested by various guides, which was interesting. We then visited the church in the square, which has a fantastic carved pulpit as well as the... read more

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Pauline S
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We wandered around here a bit as suggested by various guides, which was interesting. We then visited the church in the square, which has a fantastic carved pulpit as well as the usual array of statues and paintings. We were then invited to go up the bell tower, which wasn't mentioned in the guide book. Not for the infirm, but... More 

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Smithton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in the San Blas area of Cusco and loved it. Lots of hotels, restaurants and shops all within walking distance. Very close to the Plaza de Armas.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice trendy little shopping area with bars, restaurants and hostels. Well lit at night and a large variety of shops. Open until 2100. Only downside is it is on a hillside that always seems to go up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has such amazing and cheap lunches. Sweet sandwiches or omelettes and all sorts of delicious made to order juices! A must do!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this area because it's not as crazy as the main square. Lots of artist studios and galleries line the plaza, along with many people selling their crafts. There are also many places to eat in the area. I'm staying for a month in the San Blas area and look forward to exploring the many streets around the plaza.

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Stillwater, OK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

San Blas is mostly about shopping. You have to walk North from the Plaza de Armas and it is a steep climb but you can rest along the way by looking in all the shops. At the top you can shop personally made items at different booths.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walk Up to San Blas....a serious walk UP !!! many shops and cafés worth visiting. It's the Trendy part of Cusco with rather different choices and energies!! The view at night is fabulous as is the choice of food..especially for vegetarians! Lots of Shamanic shops and things to buy!! Enjoy and don't miss it BUT take your time....it saps the... More 

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Coventry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place has a different feel from the main square, it is a more chilled out place. We had a meal and went for coffee, Very quiet, less sellers. I would come back again!

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A small square up the hill from the Plaza de Armas with assorted artisans selling their wares, some of which might actually be a little different from the overwhelming number of souvenir shops in town..

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this spot! There are great little shops there and nice restaurants including a very nice vegan restaurant.

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