This neighborhood houses artisans, workshops and craft shops. It is one of the most picturesque sites in the city. Its streets are steep and narrow with old houses built by the Spanish over important Inca foundations. It has an attractive square and the oldest parish church in Cusco, built in 1563, which has a carved wooden pulpit considered the epitome of Colonial era woodwork in Cusco.
The Quechua name of this neighborhood is Tuq’ukachi, which means the opening of the salt.
- Explore the artesenal quarter of Cusco, search beautiful paintings & textiles or enjoy one of the many bohemian cafes here.
1 – 3 Days: You can easily walk to San Blas from any point in the city centre of Cusco, perfect for an afternoon lunch or late evening drink!