Dirección: Kurkurpata 230 San Blas Cusco – Perú
Telf: 00 51 84 232663
Movil: 00 51 84 234041
The "San Blas District" is one of the traditional neighborhoods of Cuzco, and undoubtedly the most picturesque. It is situated only 2 blocks away from the city's landmark "Plaza de Armas". Its narrow winding streets, mostly pedestrian, and its colonial-style houses lend the area a particular charm and character.
TOQOKACHI (salt hole), as it was known in Inca times, as it is built upon salt deposits, has been from the beginning the home to the Mitimaes [Inca craftsmen].
It is now referred to as the "artists district", as it is the venue for a lot of Cusco's popular art displays and exhibitions.
San Blas church deserves a special mention as it was built upon an Inca s sanctuary
dedicated to the Illapa cult [the God of Thunder}. It is thought to have been built in 1544.
It is also home to the famous San Blas pulpit, hand carved from cedar wood. This artwork by an anonymous hand is considered a classic example of baroque art.