The neighborhood of San Blas – the plaza itself, Cuesta San Blas, Carmen Alto and Tandapata – offers Cuzco’s best shopping. Traditionally an artisan quarter, it still has some remaining some workshops and showrooms of local craftspeople. Jewelry shops and quirky, one-off designer boutiques are a refreshing reminder that the local aesthetic is not confined to stridently colored ponchos and sheepskin-rug depictions of Machu Picchu.