San Pedro de Andahuaylillas (Sistine Chapel of America), Andahuaylillas

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4.6/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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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  • After long time we return to visit the Church of San Pedro, the last time was in the process of restoration. Now this after this restoration and looks wonderful. Really worth taking the tour of the Valley of the South to poderala admire. Really impressive. Usually is the last point of this tour of the Valley of the South, Piquillacta and Tipon.
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  • This was the first stop of our bus from Cusco to Puno. We had 14 traveling with us and we came from all over the world. We all were on our way to Puno and Lake Titicaca. This was a beautiful little wh...  read more »
  • This wonder is located in the South Valley, I think it is a must visit, this restored Temple and he wears his greatness, one remains silent at the beauty of his paintings. The entrance is 10 soles and allows you to visit 2 temples more than they are on the way to 15 minutes by car and thus complete the Andean Baroque route. The Museum has a gift shop and cafeteria. Plazita from the village is also a beauty. Photos are not allowed, but the entry you get a cd with photo gallery.
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