San Blas District Information in Cusco

In the heart of the city of Cusco, two blocks from the Plaza de Armas on Hatun Rumiyoc Street, you will find the Barrio de San Blas.

From narrow streets, where pedestrians and passing vehicles take turns, the neighborhood of San Blas still keeps the portrait of the Inca times and those of the conquest. Its architecture combines both eras, and when passing its streets, a sense of timelessness emerges.

When the Incas inhabited it, it was one of the most important districts of Cusco; They called it T’oqo-kachi (T’oqo = hollow; kachi = salt).

San Blas, known as the neighborhood of artisans, is one of the most visited attractions of Cusco.

San Blas’s neighborhood has emerged among the best famous artists of the city, and today can continue to enjoy workshops, craft shops, and artisans concentrated in its narrow streets. Its distinguished artistic vein makes the San Blas neighborhood one of the most picturesque, where the Spaniards also built old houses on important Inca constructions.

You can also visit its striking square and parish (the oldest in Cusco), built-in 1563, which does believe in having been built on an Inca temple consecrated to the cult of Illapa (god of thunder, lightning, and lightning).

San Blas is the protagonist in the Cusco nights; Tourists and locals go to different restaurants, bars, and cafes to enjoy good music, savor exquisite dishes and share with travelers from all over the world the attractions that the night of Cusco offers.

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