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Cuesta de San Blas of Cusco

The Cuesta de San Blas begins in Choque Chaqa street and ends in the small square of San Blas, it is a steep climb that attracts visitors by the passage of the stone road, the colonial houses and the view it has of the city of Cusco.

What to see and do in the San Blas slope?

In the Cuesta de San Blas is one of the most attractive, within the most important streets of Cusco. In this place you can visit the different galleries and craft workshops of textile products in clothing, jewelry and other Andean products.

It is a very busy climb because it is the entrance to the neighborhood of San Blas, that's why at the end of the climb you will find the Plazoleta de San Blas, which has a beautiful water fountain where you can take the best pictures of your visit. At this same point is the Temple of San Blas, which is built on an Inca Huaca of the god Illapa (god of lightning) in 1563.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to visit the Gallery of Hilario Mendivil and Family, who was recognized as one of the best Peruvian artisans of the twentieth century.

You can finish the tour with a delicious taste in one of the renowned restaurants of the city or share with friends in a restobar available on the slope of San Blas.

This place is beautiful in the daylight because of its attractive street full of stones, likewise, it is recommended to visit the slope at night because the lights of the city with the moon and stars form a spectacular contrast.

How to get to the San Blas slope from the main square of Cusco?

To get to the Cuesta de San Blas, you can take a vehicle that leaves you the indicated place, but as it is located near the Plaza de Amas you can go on foot without any problem. If you choose the latter case you will have to go through El Triunfo street, followed straight to Hatun Rumiyoc street (stone of the 12 angles) and just a few steps away you will be at the desired destination.

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