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San Blas, Cusco

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • Way up from central Cusco and even some good effort up from the main plaza, this artsy area is full of nice shops, cafes, restaurants and is worth the effort. The streets leading here are narrow, cobb...  more »
  • Great vibe, lovely to sit in the sun and people watch. For amazing pancakes and waffles visit the meeting place.  more »
  • Around the Plaza San Blas is not to be missed. A neighborhood with narrow callezitas and a mixture that it pleases all the tourists: restaurants, handicraft, cafes and beauty of architecture. The plaza itself itself is nice, a bit different from other places of Cusco. Attractions are the Church of San Blas (adult 10soles but can integrate circuit of churches) and a water source. Like this in a high part of the city, you can see a nice view
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