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San Blas, Cusco

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#4 of 16 in Neighborhoods in Peru
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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  • August 15, 2017
    Every afternoon in the plazoleta de San Blas to the ládo of the Church and in front of a nice source you can buy typical products with attractive prices
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  • August 15, 2017
    Loved staying in San Blas. The steep cobblestone streets were my favorite and the quaint artisan shops along the streets were beautiful  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    You don't get tired d "walking the small streets of this old neighborhood of Cusco. Very nice.
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Where to stay in Cusco

One of Peru's most visited cities, Cusco boasts lodgings suitable for every traveler's needs. Scores of hotels ensure plenty of comfortable rooms for tourists coming to explore the nearby archeological sites. Despite the abundance of hotels, room rates remain among the highest in the country, especially during peak season (June to mid-September). Budget-conscious visitors can choose from a range of hostels and small family-run hotels, many located in quiet streets just a walk away from the town's central area.
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