San Blas: The balcony of Cuzco
Known as the neighborhood of artisans, San Blas is one of the historic neighborhoods of Cuzco. Among its narrow and cobbled streets are the most representative craftsmanship workshops of Cuzco. The location above the main square (Plaza de Armas) offers the most beautiful views over the city.
The San Blas church is famous for having the most beautiful pulpit, finely carved in one piece, created almost 400 years ago.
In the time of the Incas it was one of the most important districts of Cusco and its name in Quechua was "T'oqo-kachi" (t'oqo = hollowonada, kachi = salt). Probably because of the preparation and preserving of the adored mummies of Inca high court members.
San Blas is undoubtedly the most enigmatic neighborhood of the city that encloses beauty and history in each of its small streets, converted with its artisans shops , hotels and cafés into one of the most touristic neighborhoods, where all visitors fall in love with.