One of the oldest in the city, this neighborhood has streets whose patterns follow those of the Incas—narrow and steep ... More
Barrio de San Blas
One of the oldest in the city, this neighborhood has streets whose patterns follow those of the Incas—narrow and steep much like a medieval city. The old houses have been built upon Inca stone walls. In and between the zig-zagging streets are picturesque little squares and viewpoints of the city. This area is also known as the Barrio de los Artesanos (Artisan Quarter), and it is dotted with workshops and stores of some of the most famous Cusqueño artists such as Hilario Mendívil, Edilberto Merida and Antonio Olave.
You must see the 12 point stone in this alley. The most famous cut stone of the Inkas. You will also find it's image impressed on your bottle of Cusquena Cerveza when you go out later that evening. Say to The Cross Keys then to Mama Africa.
Plaza de Armas was known as Huacaypata (Warrior Square in quechua) in Inca times and is believed to have been
designed by Manco Cápac. A magnificent Cathedral and the Church of La Compañía flank it on two sides. The ...
This typical English restaurant is located directly behind the San Blas Church. The specialty of this comfortable place is its
"Traditional Curry Spy." Try it. Both the servers and regular customers are friendly, inspiring a homey atmosphere that you'll ...
One of the most imposing buildings in the city, the cathedral is among the first built in the Americas (preceded
only by the cathedrals of Mexico and Lima). La Catedral was built upon the palace of Inca Viracocha and ...
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