Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas), Cusco

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The oldest church in Cusco, Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas) dates back to the early 16th century. This adobe-style church may not impress you with its size, but its interior decorations certainly will. The real highlight is the pulpit, carved from a single tree stump and considered one of the most impressive pieces of woodwork in the Americas. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Cusco holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • September 28, 2017
    San Blas Church was built in 1560 during the colonial period. It houses a masterpiece of carpentry and wood carving that is the Baroque pulpit and is the oldest parish church in Cusco. Its has a gold-...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    A good choice for sightseeing in Cusco, this small church has a beautiful work of art carved in wood, the altar and Rico in detail is worth.
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  • September 19, 2017
    They're doubtless worried that tourists snapping photos will ruin the ambience. To the contrary: this chapel is largely deserted and many of it's features are not particularly memorable without photog...  more »
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  • July 11, 2017
    Nice church and view
  • July 13, 2017
    Nice
  • December 17, 2016
    Pictures not allowed.
  • June 28, 2016
    Another wonderful church
  • July 25, 2017
    Although hispter environment appears to wrap it, the plaza surrounding the temple is a place of placid and beautiful meeting. Ideal for visiting during religious festivals. During the celebration of the Virgin of Carmen, for example, the square becomes scene of music and celebration among the cusquenian, always friendly and jovial.
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