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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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San a las Market a Must Do!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
William S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Thank William S
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 NEW

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

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Chesterfield, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth the walk to get here. Lovely little part of the city with an artistic vibe. We enjoyed it very much.

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Thank Brian S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

cute area of Cusco. Some small shops and restaurants are there. much quieter than the Plaza del Armas area of town.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This neighborhood of quaint narrow cobblestone streets lined with hotels, shops and restaurants makes for a nice walk. We also walked through the local San Blas market, would not recommend this. It's about 1/50 the size of the San Pedro market.

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