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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  • Andahuaylillas, is a village located 45 km from Cuzco, which was founded by the viceroy Francisco de Toledo in 1572. This town has one of the most fascinating and beautiful churches: the Church of St. Peter the Apostle known also as the "America Sistine Chapel", by the amount of paintings in their ceilings, murals and its ornaments in gold. The beauty of its external architecture in Renaissance art and in the interior in Baroque art makes it even more incredible and beautiful. Without a doubt, a place that is worth much it worth visit.
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  • They say the Sistine Chapel of America for his work in wood and paintings on ceilings, walls and altar. A gem. It is worth asking a guide to understand all it has to offer the Church.
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  • The visit to the Church of Andahuaylillas is part of the route of the Sun between Cusco and Puno. The Church is beautiful, all adorned in paintings made straight walls, typical Andean Baroque ornamentation. You can't take pictures of the interior of the Church, but it is worth a visit with a local guide.
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