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“Artsy area of Cusco”
Review of San Blas

San Blas
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Awanakancha and Inca Ruins from Cusco
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Cusco Night Walking Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson
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Ranked #11 of 174 things to do in Cusco
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Owner description: This traditional old quarter of Cusco is the city's most picturesque district characterized by narrow and steep streets, colonial houses built with walls of Incan stone and numerous art workshops.
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We walked up here our last night. There are art galleries and nicer handicraft stores. It has a neat vibe. Skinny streets. Sidewalks that get down to about a foot wide. Its up a hill a bit, so the views down towards the rest of Cusco are pretty-especially at night all lit up. There is a church up there. We got there just as a craft fair was being taken down for the night. Fun stores to wander in and restaurants. We wish we had ventured up there earlier, so we could have visited twice.

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We where walking back into Cusco from our day hike to the ruins above the city which is another adventure. As we came down the beautiful stone streets surrounded by ancient stone walls quarried by the Incas we arrived in a lively area of shops and restaurants where we bought an oil painting from a local artist and made dinner reservations for later that evening at Pachapapa. A beautiful part of Cusco.

Thank Tom T
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

you can get some great buys on alpaca blankets and textiles here. You probably don´t need to go further than the plazoleta of San Blas because then it starts getting a bit ´bohemian´. We wanted to eat at Papapacha but the wait was too long and we thought it was over-priced so we ended up at a restaurant in the Plaza Mayor which was better, Chicha. Try it!

Thank Patti M
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Worth the hike up the narrow street to see the large water fountain and small church. Lots of nice funky shops in this area which has a nice selection of cool things to purchase. Also, has several good restaurants in the area.

Thank Alohaboys4
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

If you are in Cusco for only one day, be sure to leave a few hours to walk up through the San Blas area. It is much less touristy than Plaza del Armas, with great shops, pastry shops and cafés.

Thank Elliot W
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