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Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas)

San Blas, Cusco, Peru
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (8 reviews)
“bell tower” (8 reviews)
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San Blas, Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm not a fan of churches, but this one is smaller and more intimate than most, and certainly more than the main Cusco Cathedral. The big feature here (for me, anyway) was the exquisite and extremely elaborate wooden pulpit. Just extraordinary. Go just to see...More

Thank jxx9595
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful church, very interesting architecture, side altars have saints dressed in local costumes. A must visit

Thank Bonita B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard about this church and about its amazingly carved intricate pulpit which is not without its humor. The audio guide is free with your ticket (which is very little) and makes the trip very enjoyable, pointing out details that would otherwise pass you...More

Thank JacquiHop
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The thing that hits you right away is the gold altar. When the lights are on it is just spectacular. Lots of decoration all over the church. Rivals the cathedral. A must see. Best with a guide who can point out and explain what you...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 2 May 2017

In "The Motorcycle Diaries", Che Guevara wrote: "One of Cuzco’s jewels, worthy of the visits by each and every tourist, is the pulpit of the Basilica of San Blas. It has nothing more to show for itself except the fine carving, before which you pause,...More

Thank NiqS
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I popped in to this dear title church and so enjoyed some quiet contemplation away from noisy crowds. Such a simple church that has seen better days but worth a visit, really lovely inside. And time to walk up the few steps to admire the...More

Thank Annie C
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

A beautiful example of the colonial style. Wish they would let you take pictures but oh well. It's a bit run down but the essence is still there.

Thank Cobblyknob
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is a beautiful and peaceful place. Must see if you are in the San Blas area of Cusco. Amazing artwork and architecture.

Thank Mindy M
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

It was our first church in Cuzco...and turned out to be perhaps one-tenth as impressive as the massive and impressive Cathedral we discovered later. This church is noteworthy for the gold-leaf altar. And the 'perspective' was from the belltower. I usually don't go up those...More

Thank Mark16
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We were fortunate to have an English speaking guide through this beautiful building. The history and the architecture were certainly well worth the time to visit. A very informative experience.

Thank Bernd S
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