San Blas is the artisan precinct of Peru’s most famous handicrafts town, Cusco.

This area of workshops and studios, galleries and shops is the home of Cusco’s weavers, sculptors and potters. The artists’ enclave is ideal for a stroll, its cobblestone streets lined with whitewashed adobe houses decorated with contrasting blue doors and window frames.

You’ll also see remnants of Inca walls in this hilly enclave, where some narrow streets are so steep they are stepped.

San Blas is a perfect late-afternoon destination, with bars and restaurants, galleries and studios for relaxed visits into the evening.

Practical Info

San Blas focuses on the hilltop Plaza San Blas and the simple church of San Blas, with its golden altar and carved pulpit. The plaza is several blocks northwest of central Plaza de Armas, off Cuesta San Blas.

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7-Day Lima and Cusco Tour with Overnight at Machu Picchu

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

Discover the very best of both Lima and Cusco on a 7-day tour of Peru. Visit the famous landmarks and government buildings of Lima before heading south to ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $876.99

Cusco City Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

Discover the magic and beauty of Cusco, the capital of the Incan Empire. The flawlessly built Incan roads spread to all regions from the “Plaza” which was ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.99

All-Inclusive San Blas Boat Trip

See the beauty of Panama in this private boat excursion of San Blas. Discover more than 350 islands in this all-inclusive trip that allows up to 10 passengers. ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: Flexible

From USD $260.00

Cusco Night Walking Tour and Pisco Sour Lesson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Explore the ancient Incan streets of Cusco and then make the perfect pisco sour like a true Peruvian local. Begin your 2.5-hour night walking tour in Plaza de ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $35.99

Horseback Riding Tour to the Devil's Balcony from Cusco

Enjoy a 4-hour horseback riding tour to the 'Devil’s Balcony' from Cusco. You will go on an exciting ride passing through Andean communities where you can see ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00

Awana Kancha and San Blas Tour from Cusco

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Spend a morning discovering a little Peruvian culture on a half-day tour from Cusco to the Awana Kancha textile center and the quaint, historic district of San ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.99

Mystical Horseback Riding Tour from Cusco

Enjoy a 3-hour horseback riding tour from Cusco in which you will get to visit the archaeological sites of Chuspiyoc, Temple of the Moon and the X Zone ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $63.00

8-Day Classic Inca Trail Journey to Machu Picchu from Cusco

This 8-day tour is great for all those wishing to combine culture, nature and living traditions. Your tour begins with a visit to Cusco where you'll discover ...  Read more

Location: Cusco, Peru
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $1,089.00

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