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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  • It's amazing that this small chapel from a village in Cuzco, save so much beauty and colorful, unfortunately do not allow photos, but I can't regret visit
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  • We had visited many churches through South America by the time we got to this one, and after a while they all seem the same. But in saying that they are amazing places with a rich history, incredible ...  more »
  • This was the last of the 5 stops on our bus trip from Puno. Perhaps we had already seen too much! Not sure why we could not take photos...such a silly rule! The guide from the bus filled us in with in...  more »
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  • museum in back
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