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San Blas

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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“narrow streets”(57 reviews)
“art galleries”(23 reviews)
“artisan shops”(21 reviews)
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, Peru
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Staying in an Airbnb near to San Blas market, we were told that there was a couple of vegan food restaurants there. We went, we ate and we bought some fruit. It’s a great spot which we would’ve missed if not for local knowledge. We...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 days ago

You really need to get out and just start wandering the streets of Cusco. There are so many amazing restaurants, shops, galleries and squares dotting the city. It is hard to get lost because you can see the main square's cathedral from just about anywhere....More

Thank BearTravels33
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The square is beautiful and is so clean. There are little shops dotted around with some hidden gems. Traditional area with cobbled lanes. Really pretty at night when the lights go on.

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a small and safe neighborhood were we stay for a week. It has a steep climb but totally worth it specially, because the view and the restaurants they have.

Thank Marcos T
Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Cusco, don't be afraid to walk around and you will find beautiful sites. My daughter and I just walked around and were amazed bu the beauty of the city.

Thank celinef482
Reviewed 1 week ago

A safe area, more reasonably priced places to eat and stay than in the Plaza de Las Armas and relatively quiet at night.

Thank RockinCuenca
Reviewed 1 week ago

My hotel was in this area, it is full of cute cafes, artisans' stores and well-restored buildings. It is very close to the centre of the town and all the major attractions (walking distance). Of course, it is touristy, but it is really beautiful and...More

Thank Luna-14_T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

San blas was visited on a walking tour, on which several members had to stop and get their breath on the wau up. A very narrow sidewalk on the edge of a very narrow road takes you up the scores of steps to a viewpoint....More

Thank dkrandagm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great plaza to chill and watch people. Cool artists around and lots of good food and coffee. Great city views as well.

Thank Angelscamp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I keep returning to this area, it’s away from the crowds around other parts or Cusco which is refreshing, there’s also not the constant requests to purchase a massage or jewelry or paintings up there either. However that aside the area is just divine. There’s...More

Thank Kira H
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July 28, 2015|
Response from ann m | Reviewed this property |
Never seen anyone making them
Michelle D
March 23, 2015|
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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.