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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  • Beautiful Church with frescos. No photos allowed, but CD provided with admission. Lovely outside gardens. Beautiful stone work outside. Relaxing, nice respite while traveling  more »
  • We were not really looking forward to seeing yet another church at the end of a long coach journey, especially as it was pouring with rain. However, once inside we could only marvel at the painted cei...  more »
  • This is the first stop on our bus journey from Cusco to Puno. It made a nice stop, clean restrooms. The church is quite ornate; no photos or videos allowed, but they do gift a CD. We enjoyed the churc...  more »
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