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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  • This church was built by the Jesuits in 1600 is also called the Sistine Chapel of the Americas because it presents the ceiling and walls entirely painted by an artist of the school cusqueña to publicize the Indians Saints and the dogmas of the Catholic religion after the Spanish occupation. If the outside is very sober and linear, the Interior is rich, heavily decorated and has several altars covered in gold leaf. The photos are banned but are given a cd with the history and pictures of the Church.
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  • The Church of San Pedro is worth a stop just to admire the frescoes. It's called the Sistine Chapel of Peru, obviously not at the same level but it is very well made. The ticket price also includes a dvd with all the pictures and explanations, it is not allowed to take pictures inside.
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  • Is a lovely Church for all of the artistic work, both painting as carved, what's on the inside. Its altar is bathed in gold bread. Interesting.
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