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San Blas, Cusco
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The historical heart of the city, San Blas impresses with its cobbled streets, antique homes, and wealth of attractions catering to the tourism industry. A blend of Spanish and native influence, the neighborhood overflows with age-old ambience, a result of centuries of habitation by locals and colonial newcomers alike. Ascend the steep hill to the neighborhood's upper portion for sweeping views of the plaza and surrounding city, as well as a chance to view some intricate woodcarving at the temple here. Afterwards, you can find plenty of entertainment and souvenirs in the lower portion, chock-full of hostels, bars, restaurants, gift shops, and backpacker hangouts. Plan your visit to San Blas and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cusco travel itinerary maker.
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  • SAN BLAS, is one of the places that definitely people must go if it is to visit CUSCO. every corner screams you a different story with much mystery, walking through these spots since Dawn (5 am) is the most spectacular.
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  • An uphill walk up by the cathedral and beyond, but well worth it. A view from upstairs, but do not ring the bell. 
  • Cute neighborhood near the center of Cusco. It has many bars, accommodations and beautiful streets to get lost in them.
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