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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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All reviews narrow streets art galleries artisan shops small plaza green point lots of shops the main square local artisans plaza de armas street vendors walk up walk around for sale cusco city church fountain pulpit
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful fresh food. Perfect for breakfast and lunch and cheap. The people are so friendly and willing to help.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RGR224
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the most typical hood in cusco where you will find plenty of restaurants, pubs and alot of handrycraft.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Daniela H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice and interesting part of Cusco. Lots of artists and quality offerings as well as trendy cafe and bars

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Keith_Travel_Lite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The San Blas area is very beautiful and has a historic significance. This is very close to the Plaza De Armas and the street leading up to San Blas is very cute and nice.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank swathijagannath
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere, cool architecture, good bars and restaurants - well worth going there......even though the climb is reasonably challenging (to say the least!), especially if you haven’t got used the altitude

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeremy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seemed to be more souvenir shops..higher end shops but basically the same items we have seen all over Peru.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Janewass7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A simple church from the outside but definitely worth a visit as it has a magnificent altar and a wonderful baroque pulpit made from a single piece of cedar, considered the finest example of wood carving made in colonial America. Also, a great neighbourhood with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank periplanomeni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to take a picture with an friendly alpaca, most of the days a couple of local families arrive and let you (for a tip) take a picture with the beautiful alpacas. There a some good stores for silver and gold pieces. Its...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank stuart s
Reviewed 10 November 2018

This is the typical place where you can find everything to take, there are many people on thye street selling staff to take, those are very cheap do

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katharina L
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Great area to walk and plenty of places to eat. Pavers on streets gives it a nice charm. cool area to hang out

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from ann m | Reviewed this property |
Never seen anyone making them
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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.
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