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Address: Cusco, Peru
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This traditional old quarter of Cusco is the city's most picturesque...

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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San Blas is the best of Cusco. Great shops and cafes. Love walking all the little allyways of this maze of history.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

San Blas is the best of Cusco. Great shops and cafes. Love walking all the little allyways of this maze of history.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The square itself was smaller than i expected, but the area itself has many interesting shops and restaurants. This is definitely worth a walk to if you are not staying in this area, don't let the hills/stairs discourage you!

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Kismet, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not as much art as I expected but I found a wonderful little shop where the owner makes many of them items herself and knows her stuff. I found an alter blanket and she was able to provide me with the info as to where it was made.

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the feel of this city. You feel like you are in a different era. Our hotel was in San Blas area, this place has a charm to it. Enjoyed roaming around in narrow alleys of this beautiful part of the town.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Doesn't look much from the outside but don't be fooled. Here is some of the best local cuisine can get in Cusco, and it won't set you back more than 10 soles. I would recommend the falafel stand to the left as you enter, wonderful. There's also ceviche, meats, other street foods and juices (served in a big jug). Don't... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found some great local art and crafts here, and the little plaza has a very pretty waterfall type fountain.

Thank wmerry2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were based in Hotel at bottom of the (very) steep hill up to San Blas walked up there a few times - it is a lovely area and there were interesting shops to look in and the little square is peaceful with the church etc. Also some nice looking places to eat in the area one of which we... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice area of Cusco with scenic alleys, nice restaurants and little shops. Nice for strolling around. Safe.

Thank Catellani
Lewiston, Idaho
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seems the same as by the main square. Not sure where you buy groceries, I didnt see one place for that.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a lovely neighbourhood with small streets and lots of nice designer's boutiques. Nice place to shop qualitative and fashion items.

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