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“Magnificent Gilded Interior”

Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas)
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US$36.00*
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Cusco Night Walking Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson
Ranked #34 of 172 things to do in Cusco
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

This beautiful church is overwhelming beautiful with gold gilding from its floor to its high ceilings throughout. The detail in each alter is to be appreciated, remembering they have survived major earthquakes!

There is access to the upstairs choir loft, the only area where cameras may be used. This is a great place to get a picture of the view facing the square.

There are catacombs in the basement, however, after attempting to descend the steps, they were a bit too rickety for us and in total darkness, so we decided not explore that area of the church!

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"bell tower"
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"carved pulpit"
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"gold leaf"
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"che guevara"
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"colonial period"
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"great view of the city"
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"lots of history"
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"worth a visit"
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"take pictures"
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"baroque"
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"paintings"
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Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

It's hard to say, well, yes, another church; of course they are all different. But along with the 'usual' gold leaf and fine Spanish era pictures of Saints? There are two special things about San Blas. The first is the startling fine carving on the pulpit. The second is the really grand vista over Cusco from the be tower.

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Reviewed 16 July 2013 via mobile

It costs S/-15 per person to enter which is on the high side for what it is, but you will probably be on your own to explore this small church. Do not miss the amazing carved wooden pulpit, and the main alter (plus others in this church) is out of this world. Don't forget to check out the small catacomb complete with a couple of skeletons and other bones. Also climb the stairs to see the view over the city and the balcony with amazing embroidered alter cloths.
It is also worth coming to this church and then explore the many alleyways around the church.

Thank Superpear
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

Significant for the home church of St. Blaze, partron a sore throats. The church itself is small but pretty and nice views from the bell tower.

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Reviewed 29 August 2012

This church has to be visited when in Cusco City as it houses a magnificent one piece wood made pulpit.

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