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Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas)

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San Blas houses one of the most amazing and numerous examples of late 15th and 16th century Spanish religious devotion through art in one place. The altars, paintings and carvings meticulously preserved or renovated, the many personal and family inspired pieces of the ruling or...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jake K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely awe inspiring! It's just indescribably lovely. A true treasure! Wish they would have had a book of pictures of it that you could purchase.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Church of San Blas is included in the Ticket for Religious Circuit (CTR). The CTR also includes entry to the Cathedral complex and the Archbishop’s Palace. This simple adobe church dating from 1563 is in the bohemian San Blas neighborhood. While the church is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda Y
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

The San Blas Church offers elevated views from the bell tower and is peaceful and ornate for a small church. It certainly is in need of repair so the site photos in the app are not current. There are many places where the roof plaster...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

This church located on the top of the hill and if you pay 10 soles and go up in the tower, you can look down the Cusco city view.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andrea K
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful church, with a huge altar made of gold and various things made of wood carving. You can also to to the terrace for amazing views of the city! The ticket to this attraction included the cathedral and other temples for 30 soles or 15...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MARISBARAINI
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Could not believe the gold alter and surrounding chapels. Sorry we weren't allowed to take picture. Amazing church.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PABuckeyeFans
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

The wooden pulpit and the view from the bell tour are tremendous. My favourite thing in cusco. Went as a part of the religious circuit ticket which is 30 sol for 4 churchs.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank camel f
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We toured many churches but this was my favorite. Small entrance fee and the carved alters and intimate feeling of this church exceeded my expectations. Make sure you walk to the Choir Balcony for the best view.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nancy S
Reviewed July 10, 2018

A shrine full of gold, silver, carving & artwork in the midst of the dry & shabby streets of San Blas. The most remarkable thing in here is the carved cedar-wood pulpit, which took many years to carve and incorporates a skull, allegedly that of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Andy F
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