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Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas)

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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
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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
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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
Reviewed July 4, 2018

A very nice church, fronting San Blas Plaza, which was built atop Inca ruins. One can even see the original stones. Once inside, there is an impressive main golden altar beautifully decorated in carvings and statues -- magnificent. The sides of the church are decorated...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank georgesB4777WE
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Stunning architecture, with lots of hidden messages. Please take time to read the history of Cusco before. IF you are single and wanted to marry...just leave a letter to San Antonio!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Flavsy
Reviewed June 20, 2018

We visited this Church as part of a full day city tour with Valentin Pachamama Journey's. We learned so much history about this beautiful cathedral, I can't believe it's still used as a church and not only a museum. You are not allowed to take...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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