San Pedro de Andahuaylillas (Sistine Chapel of America), Andahuaylillas

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Dubbed the Sistine Chapel of America and built in the 16th century, San Pedro de Andahuaylillas (Sistine Chapel of America) hides within a quaint village but is a sight to behold. Judging from the simple brick and adobe exterior, the structure appears to be just an unassuming church, but once you step inside its nickname becomes clear. Baroque frescoes line the walls of the church, each depicting a part of the region’s history or representing an important part of the culture. The ceilings showcase Mudejar-style paintings, which involved cane, straw, and mud mediums. Even the altar impresses visitors with its gold, silver, and mirrored surfaces throughout. Using our online itinerary creator, Andahuaylillas attractions like San Pedro de Andahuaylillas (Sistine Chapel of America) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The inner beauty of this church is very for your front, met her on the way to Cusco, enjoy, but you can't take pictures, regrettable.
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  • The Church left me breathless, got me tip hairs and it touched me to see such exquisite work carried out in the Church, and it is possible that there are people with so much art, blessed them and us to see this wonder. The village is picturesque, narrow streets and nice people, who liked being able to be there. You find a way to get your own 5 ida soles and 5 soles return, that you add 10 soles per ticket for the church if you are Peruvian and 15 soles if you are a foreigner. It is super quiet and step forced in Cusco, I know that does not belong to the most exploited tourist circuit, but worth visiting it.
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  • We booked a tourist bus from Cusco to Puno and were delighted with this stop along the way. While it is touted as the Sistine Chapel of Peru it bears no resemblance to it in reality. However, the exub...  more »
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