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“Excelent place for shopping”
Review of San Blas

San Blas
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Awanakancha and Inca Ruins from Cusco
Ranked #14 of 170 things to do in Cusco
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Owner description: 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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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excelent place for shopping”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

you have to go if you want to shop and see the real Peruvian Culture, always try to get a discount. walk calm, you really get tired at that height.

Visited May 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews
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“Good Shopping”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

If you have time, visit the neighborhood of San Blas. We enjoyed this area more than the busy, tourist-centric Plaza de Armas. The neighborhood features "mom and pop" stores that didn't pressure us into buying their wares. The area is very picturesque and fun to just walk around. On Saturday's there is a market in the square next to the San Blas church.

Visited May 2013
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Los Gatos, California
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“Charming artsy section of Cusco”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

After spending about a week total in Cusco, San Blas was my favorite little section. The restaurants, shops, and boutique hotels were among the most charming, clean, and unique. The streets are postcard lovely and I felt safe walking with my friend or by myself, even at night. We were fortunate to have booked our hotel in this section, completely by chance. I recommend Casa del Campo, and Encantada Botique Spa hotels for off the beaten path, affordable small hotels.

Visited April 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“San Blas”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Great little area of Cusco. Art district. Great place to pick up some local art at great prices. Be prepared to walk hills though because this area of Cusco is up the hill.

Visited April 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“chill, bohemian sector of Cusco”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

most picturesque part of Cusco! some nice lunch places and bars here too, smaller and more laid-back ones than the plaza.

it's actually been the "artists quarter" since the Inca's time!

Visited May 2013
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