Temple of San Blas

The primitive chapel of San Blas has been built in 1562 in the city of Cusco. After the earthquake of March 31, 1650 it became one of the most important temple and began to be decorated with sumptuous works of art.

The neighborhood is located in the same location of the old Inca neighborhood of T’oqokachi. Its architecture is a nave with a Latin cross plan, a simple facade and a belfry bell tower. It contains a rich pictorial collection in which the series of the Cusco author Fabián Pérez de Medina stands out, about the life and miracles of San Blas, Bishop Martyr. In addition there are three chapels with their respective altarpieces, a sacristy, a chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, a reservoir, a side altarpiece, a main altarpiece (all in the Baroque style) and a high choir with a railing of stoned creek.

Outstanding within this monument, some artistic values ​​such as a canvas of the resurrection of Lazarus, work of the master Diego Quispe Tito and the world-famous pulpit of San Blas, carved in cusqueño cedar wood, made by an indigenous teacher where you can see an Exquisite exorption that demonstrates a deep theological knowledge.

Entrance fee (Partial, only to this museum):
Adult: S/ 15 (Nuevos Soles)
Student: S/ 7.50 (Nuevos Soles)
Hours: Monday to sunday from 10.00 to 18.00hs.
Address: Plazoleta de San Blas, Cusco city.


San Blas Cathedral is part of the Archbishop’s Religious Circuit. This circuit shows the visitor the splendor of the viceroyalty of Cusco and Peru. A privileged sample of Cusco art composed of architecture, painting, sculpture, carving and music, which combines the most diverse styles from the third decade of the 16th century, starting from the transition style, then the mannerism to go through the tenebrism, the baroque, the rococo and end with the neoclassical.
These portentous works of art, guarded inside the most important religious monuments of Cusco, were made by European, indigenous and mestizo teachers. They reflect the encounter and clash of two cultures, their symbiosis, a fusion of ideas and a double codification of values.

The museums of the religious circuit are: The Cathedral of Cusco, Temple Company of Jesus, Museum of Religious Art, Temple of San Blas.

The rate to access all the museums that make up the circuit:
Adult: S/ 50.00 (Nuevos Soles)
Student: S/ 25.00 (Nuevos Soles)
Address for buy the ticket: Sala de la Santa Inquisición, Plaza de Armas, Cusco.
Phone: +51 84246799
Email: [email protected]