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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  • I did not know the people rather than the square where stands the chapel famous for its interior. dating back to the year 1500 dc and it is worth visiting it. You can not take pictures or film. entry 15 soles
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  • One of the most beautiful churches in Cusco area, The original paintings are wonderful. A recently completed restoration project make it even much better to see. Take a taxi or a bus from Cusco and it...  more »
  • It is a spectacular Church in a small village before reaching Cuzco. Large frescoes and paintings. Very interesting story. Do not put you the highest rating by that standard is not understood ban pictures in places where it doesn't bother and is open to tourism (you deliver a cd that includes some images)
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  • museum in back
  • Here is located the church more beautiful in Cuzco
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