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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.
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“narrow streets” (56 reviews)
“art galleries” (21 reviews)
“artisan shops” (19 reviews)
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Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Quaint, bustling, stylish, gastrocentric with an underlying alternative element. Countless hotels and restaurants to choose from. Brilliant.

Thank jackclarke76
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in an Airbnb in this area and were able to walk to many nearby restaurants and shops. The Plaza de Armas is a 10-15 minute walk. There is a local produce/meat/lunch options market located in the center of this area which is convenient...More

Thank PamC54
Reviewed 1 week ago

This neighborhood in Cusco was our favorite for exploring, eating out and experiencing a true taste of the Cusco everyday life. There are great pictures to be had around every corner with hidden bistros, art galleries, and vistas the higher you climb. Start from the...More

Thank Travelpapi153
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of shops, great restaurants. My family enjoyed walking the streets, shopping and seeing the unique walls and roads.

Thank mschloot
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit as it is a bit quieter than some of other areas in Cusco. Main Square is lovely and there is a small market. most afternoons. Artist area so great place to wander the streets and plenty of places to enjoy a...More

Thank Nev990
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place worth going, it's small but really tipical! I had the opportunity to meet a peruvian lady who explained me her handcrafts. A few really good restaurant next to it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little cobbled streets and white washed houses hosting trendy coffee and souvenir shops. Welcome to San Blas. Worth a visit but it wouldn't necessarily rank it as a "must". There's definitely a relaxed atmosphere that's hard to fin in other parts of Cuzco and...More

Thank Gengi5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Cusco City, San Blass is a climb -- make no mistake -- but enjoyably, a climb in multiple levels. And each level reveals a pay-off for your efforts with artsy shops, restaurants and boutique hotels with amazingly large patios and views. Not to be...More

1  Thank Roy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The San Blas Quarter is also known as “the craftsmen’s district”, this neighborhood is one of the most picturesque parts of Cusco, with its long, inclined narrow streets that zigzag across old estates, which were built with Inca stones, classical blue doors and narrow passageways...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did some research online and San Blas was recommended. There are a few yummy good places i.e. Pachapapa, Green Point and French Buffet around Carmen Alto/Bajo which is convenient. Close walking distance to Plaza de Armas and fairly quiet streets at night to help with...More

Thank Wong L
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29 July 2015|
Response from ann m | Reviewed this property |
Never seen anyone making them
Michelle D
24 March 2015|
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Response from Josue A | Reviewed this property |
Most of the small shops are open until 9pm, especially the ones in the center, near Plaza de Armas. The markets, though, close at 5pm.