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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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“art galleries” (19 reviews)
“artisan shops” (18 reviews)
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Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were SO GLAD we made time to visit this neighborhood. Best place to buy the local art and crafts. Everything you've seen elsewhere, and some more unique things, but without the high pressure. Easier browsing and easier price haggling. Many places take CC, but...More

Thank Monique H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have a taxi take you up to San Blas Plaza on a day when the market is there. It is first-rate especially if you are looking for a fine woven bag to take home. Quality and fair prices for the quality.

Thank 255visitor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked up to the church and paid the nominal entrance fee. It had some impressive alters inside. We climbed the stairs to see the view, but I would not consider this a "must do" in Cusco.

Thank jbaker95
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed up in this area and was glad I did. It's got a funky vibe, lots of good cafes and eateries, artisan crafts, musicians playing, and antique charm. I also encountered far fewer in-your-face vendors than around the Plaza de Armas.

Thank TVTrav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should allow yourself an afternoon to get lost in San Blas. It is a lovely neighborhood. You will love all of the streets and buildings.

Thank Rachael R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's up a steep hill from the centre, but is full of restaurants and interesting little shops, as well as having a lovely square.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told that the artisans displaying their work at the outdoor market in San Blas square must live in the San Blas neighborhood. I don't know if this is absolutely true, but we did engage with a number of the artists who were friendly,...More

Thank ENCsailor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go here if you get a chance. Just a short walk up hill from the main plaza. There are many unique arts stores here. If I were to do cusco again I would stay here. Check out the meeting place for amazing ice-cream, lavender tea,...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are happy we found San Blas neighborhood before we left Cusco. We had a take away coffee at Plaza San Blas and then just wandered around in the cobblestoned streets, enjoying old inka buildings and cute streets.

1  Thank Emma L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, charming, relaxing,... really a nice little place to hang out if you dont want too big crowd but still feel like being near people :)

1  Thank Darija H
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Alaskanhali
Where do you get bohemian braids?
29 July 2015|
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Response from ann m | Reviewed this property |
Never seen anyone making them
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Michelle D
Do the shops in San Blas, or Cusco in general, close early or are they open into the evening?
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.
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