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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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US$127.00*
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Awanakancha and Inca Ruins from Cusco
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US$36.00*
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Cusco Night Walking Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson
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Half-Day Cusco City Guided Biking Tour

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San Blas, feel the magic

San Blas is a magical and an amazing place. Close to downtown Cusco youll fine the peace you were searching for. My favorite street there is called "Carmen Alto" there youll find... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Lima
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

San Blas is a magical and an amazing place. Close to downtown Cusco youll fine the peace you were searching for. My favorite street there is called "Carmen Alto" there youll find cafes, rests and my favorite hostel:"Pisko Soul". Youll also find a nice church and cute stores.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes, lots of tourists stay here, but they are far outnumbered by locals going about their business (even the women leading alpacas are leading them somewhere instead of seeking soles for pictures). It's only a 5 minute walk up or down to the Plaza de Armas, but you avoid getting solicited for massage, to buy art or trinkets. It's full... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recommend staying in the San Blas area. It is not anywhere near as convulsed with tourists as the Cento Historica yet offers up the same array of shopping and eating with a slightly more authentic ambiance. From the Plazaleto San Blas you can walk in a straight line to the old town in about 15 minutes. My suggestion is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A beautiful neighbourhood for an afternoon walk with narrow streets and artistic shops around. However nothing like Barranco in Peru, it is much smaller and in less than an hour you will have explored it all! Pachapapas is a good choice for lunch or dinner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit the market fir some cheap eats. Fresh squeezed juices for $2 and varios food stands where locals gather for lunch. They even have a soup stand in case you ate still experiencing altitude sickness.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very beautiful to visit this place where you can observe variety of crafts done in the same city where you can observe many varietyades

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed on the edge of this area and we found a lot of good restaurants. I didn't notice a lot of difference in the shops compared to other spots though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed in this neighborhood during our 5 night stay in Cusco. We loved being far away from the noise of Plaza de Armas but still be within 10 mins walking distance to it if you wanted to be in the middle of the action. San Blas is known as artsy neighboorhood with a lot of unique... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a quiet garden with fountain you can spend a lot of time hanging around here. And there are also many stores that you can buy souvenirs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Blas is one of those really nice squares that just seem to appear out of nowhere and then your immersed in the beauty of the Spanish influenced design. Hosting some very nice stores and restaurant (Chicha from Gaston Acurio is there) it is a nice place to visit and spend some time going into the shops

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