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Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas)

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

They must have blown the budget after constructing the altar...solid gold. This is part of a museum pass you can use to see all the churches efficiently.

Thank Tracy_ANTCC
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Fantastic Church with lots of history, incredible inside. Bid of a drive to get there, but well worthed.

Thank Jean G
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We were on a walking tour of San Blas, and this old parish church was very lovely. The inside was small but had a lot of interesting artifacts to look at. Note you were not allowed to take pictures.But the architecture was just beautiful.

Thank bkpoud2
Reviewed 28 September 2017

San Blas Church was built in 1560 during the colonial period. It houses a masterpiece of carpentry and wood carving that is the Baroque pulpit and is the oldest parish church in Cusco. Its has a gold-leaf principal altar which is stunning.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 19 September 2017

They're doubtless worried that tourists snapping photos will ruin the ambience. To the contrary: this chapel is largely deserted and many of it's features are not particularly memorable without photographs. Maybe that's okay, though.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

We were a bit disappointed. There are no information about the things inside the church. The audioguide is not available anymore and there aren't any other explanations. And for the 10 Soles, there is not a lot to see compared to other places in Cusco,...More

Thank MGO99
Reviewed 17 August 2017

this church is an older church bearing the scars of times past, the memories written in the steps form the millions of footsteps leading inside. A quaint church in a wonderful part of town. Many hang outside in the evenings and people watch, I found...More

Thank stevenekuhn
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This colonial church as a beautiful carved wood pulpit as its main attraction. Other sculptures and paintings are nice too.

Thank 430bertv
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Must see in San Blas area, very mystical location and will try your history of church building and rebuilding.

Thank WmnAud
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We had a lovely guided tour of the Church and learned a lot of history. Our guide, Abdon, was very knowledgeable. I suggest to always have a guide so that you learn about the history, architecture, and paintings.

Thank Maria C
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