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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. Arrange to visit San Blas and other attractions in Cusco using our Cusco trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • you have to go the streets with each story very beautiful every place walked was spectacular never forget those places with every souvenir I took
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  • Walking through the narrow streets of Cusco, heading to San Blas is a beautiful activity, since in addition to seeing the picturesque shops, there are a amazing city view.
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  • It is smaller than the San Miguel market. Gave us a bit of intrigue to eat in the markets. We were at the end of a free tour we ate there and the next day again. I recommend the sandwich and juice Betty Machu Picchu local of to the side. Very tasty and economical!
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