The church of San Blas is one of the most representative buildings of the Catholic Church. It was one of the first parishes built in Cusco by order of Viceroy Francisco Toledo.
The church of San Blas, is a colonial construction, which is located in the city of Cusco. The church is part of what is known today as the Barrio de San Blas, also called the “neighborhood of artisans”.
This church is recognized since 1972, as part of the Cultural Heritage of the Nation. Visiting the church of San Blas is a great option if you are near the main square of Cusco.
- The whole church is built of adobe, with gabled roofs, also has a cover lacking ornamentation.
- On the outside of the church, you can see a balcony that in those years served as an open chapel.
- Inside the church there is a great amount of art and ornamentation.
- The altar of the church of San Blas is composed of a single nave covered with wood.
- At the moment groups of young people carry out meetings with the objective of continuing evangelizing.
- The great part of the artistic material that adorns the walls of the church represents the life of Bishop San Blas.
- The baroque composition that can be seen in the church belongs to an anonymous author who was apparently influenced by the style of Diego Quispe Tito.
- The pulpit of the San Blas Church is the most praised part in the country.
- The main altar belongs to the baroque art.
The church is located in the small square of the same name in the historic district of San Blas 430 m NE of the Plaza de Armas of Cusco.