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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. Arrange to visit San Blas and other attractions in Cusco using our Cusco trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • Typical Bohemian neighbourhood within walking distance of the Cathedral, you will find small shops, bars and restaurants.
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  • You have to climb to San Blas...! It is a beautiful neighborhood, it's nice to walk through its narrow streets. The ascent is tiring, but worth it, the view of Cusco's ah´´i is spectacular. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes like to stay looking and enjoying the view.
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  • Great restaurants all around. We felt very comfortable and really enjoyed this part of town. It is a bit touristy, but it is definitely worth spending at least half a day in this part of town.  more »

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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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