Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas), Cusco

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The oldest church in Cusco, Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas) dates back to the early 16th century. This adobe-style church may not impress you with its size, but its interior decorations certainly will. The real highlight is the pulpit, carved from a single tree stump and considered one of the most impressive pieces of woodwork in the Americas. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Cusco holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This church looks so ordinary from the outside but step inside and there is the most amazing backdrop to the Altar and a Pulpit carved completely out of one Andean Cedar tree. The sculpture work is...  more »
  • Lovely church, well maintained. Intricate alter is said to be carved from a single piece of wood; remarkable if true. Not much of a view from the bell tower, beyond the square below. We stayed up the....  more »
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  • The Temple of San Blas is one of the oldest churches in Cusco, Peru. It is located in one of the most popular neighborhoods of the town for its distinctive handcrafted and traditional feel of the region. This temple is located in the middle of Barrio San Blas between the Plazoleta besides being famous for its Inca origin. This church is consecrated as one of the oldest because since 1544 according to some historians was inaugurated by Bishop Fray Juan Solano. The particularity of this temple is that long before the Incas belonged to and was a place where were worshiped the god of thunder, lightning and lightning. Other historians differ as to the opening date was possibly the Viceroy Andrés Hurtado de Mendoza. The spectacular of this temple is its origin and fusion between a belief and another.
  • An unassuming church but it has an amazing golden, gilded timber deus. Photos not allowed but it’s a church and you also have to pay to get inside. There is a second level with spectacular views of Cusco as well as the square below which typically has street performers entertaining the locals

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