The San Blas neighborhood is one of the most beautiful places in the city of Cusco, and when you arrive in Cusco you must go to visit since you will be enchanted by its beautiful streets and by its beautiful church that has colonial architecture.
In the San Blas neighborhood you can find from typical handicrafts of Cusco, Bars / Restaurants, Hotels, boutique hotel Cusco, Jewelry. Famous artisans, paintings, artists and a lot of people from all over the world. The San Blas neighborhood is characterized by having very beautiful and narrow streets and great attractions that attract hundreds of tourists every day to this neighborhood.
In ancient times (Inca Empire) the Barrio de San Blas was called T’oqokachi (Quechua) which meant “Salt Cave” and it was a very beautiful point because from there you could see the entire Cusco valley. The story tells that among its streets were the mortal remains of Pachacútec, one of the most important Incas and the one who ordered the construction of the Inca city of Machu Picchu. For this reason, it is believed that this place was of great importance to the Inca elite and one of the most important of the time. Currently, the San Blas neighborhood is known as the 'Balcony of Cusco', because it is located on the Plaza de Armas of the city and has an impressive view of the entire city.
The San Blas neighborhood has narrow, cobbled streets. Its colonial houses house many of the best art workshops and shops. It has restaurants with typical regional and foreign food. And it is a place where you can visit quietly as it has police security 24 hours a day. It is also a perfect place to walk and take photos to remember.
What to visit in the San Blas neighborhood
The main attractions of this neighborhood are:
• Cuesta de San Blas
• Gallery of Hilario Mendivil and family
• The Merida house
• Olave Crafts
• The Temple of San Blas
• The San Blas market
• Galleries and workshops of Art Paintings
• San Blas viewpoint:
How to visit the San Blas neighborhood
You can visit the Barrio de San Blas quietly here you do not pay any entrance, but remember that you must pay entrance to visit the CHURCH. You can also take the opportunity to visit the Stone of the 12 Angles that is located up the slope of San Blas.