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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” (22 reviews)
“artisan shops” (19 reviews)
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Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an older neighborhood in the hills above the Plaza. It's colorful, with many shops and a weekend craft market. Be prepared for the altitude!

Thank PeterLobell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint square with restaurants and cafes. Good view from the top. A good and energising walk given the altitude of Cusco. Cobbled streets fan out from the square.

Thank gweeboonhiah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great restaurants all around. We felt very comfortable and really enjoyed this part of town. It is a bit touristy, but it is definitely worth spending at least half a day in this part of town.

Thank Steve_M_Burns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice quaint neighborhood with a good local market. Close to the Plaza de Armes and all local attractions. The streets are very narrow, cars drive fast with little regard to pedestrians, so be careful walking. We were a party of 5 in a large...More

Thank vanessa w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the San Blas area we found many interesting and not too expensive restaurant and cafes with nice offers. Many places have nice decoration and serve as well healthy food, good value for money. In general it’s a relaxed area which invites to stroll around,...More

Thank Raephels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice sector to visit in Cusco where most of the artists reside and showcase their products. Truly enjoyed.

Thank Dan_Explorateur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a tour of Peru, and they took us on a walking tour of San Blas Hill. This is the Bohemian district of the city where many artists live. You will find galleries and studios. This is a great place to come back...More

Thank bkpoud2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must go there while in Cusco! Nice view all over Cusco and there's lots of small and tiny restaurants and bars around. Just lovely!!

Thank Around_The_World_A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the San Blas area of Cusco and found it to be charming with it's cobble stoned streets and old Incan walls and foundations. I found myself wandering the street and just admiring the scenery with the mountains in the background. Recommended for...More

Thank tpaterry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cusco is wonderful - a great little city to visit. I'd go back again in a heartbeat. We stayed there for 3 days, trying to get used to the altitude before before doing the Inca Trail. Alpaca, our fabulous tour company, suggested a few hotels...More

Thank evelynhazzard
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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.