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Cusco: Cusco City and San Blas Neighborhood Private Tour

1. Cusco: Cusco City and San Blas Neighborhood Private Tour

Take a walk through Incan and colonial history on this city tour of Cusco. See the site of the Temple of the Sun and Spanish colonial architecture. Start your tour in Coricancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun. It was demolished by the Spanish in the 15th century in order to build a convent on the foundations. Visit the Cathedral, one of the most splendid colonial churches in South America. See over 400 colonial paintings from the Cusco Art School on display. Check out the San Blas quarter, near the main square. Stroll this collection of charming cobblestone streets and have a look at San Blas Church, built over an Incan sanctuary and housing a cedar filigree carved by a Cusco craftsman.

Cusco: Walking Tour Cusco

2. Cusco: Walking Tour Cusco

Today you will know the wonderful city of Cusco on a walking tour. Start in the Main Square, where the church of Compañía de Jesus and the Cathedral are located. The tour continues to San Blas, passing through the street where the famous 12-angle stone is located, which stands out for its edges and precision. Then arrive in San Blas, originally inhabited by the Inca nobility, today it is known for hosting the most prestigious artisan workshops in the city. Its streets are full of imposing stone constructions. The descent continues towards the Coricancha also known as "The temple of the Sun". Here, homage was paid to the sun ("Inti") during the Inca Empire. The tour continues to Plaza Regocijo, surrounded by colonial houses such as the Casa de Garcilaso de la Vega and to Plaza San Francisco. The tour ends at the San Pedro market, an exquisite display of thousands of products from different areas of Cusco that you can perceive with all your senses. Finally, you will return to your hotel.

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