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. Arrange to visit San Pedro de Andahuaylillas (Sistine Chapel of America) and other attractions in Andahuaylillas using our Andahuaylillas trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • While travelling from Puno to Cusco we stopped to admire this little church, very opulent with paintings and frescoes by local painters. Seems out of place in that small town. To visit
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  • Essential as much as unlikely: who could imagine that in this village lost, any is on the road to Puno to Cuzco, such a church? And although even you mistook him, she does not release anything special outside, if not its location, on a charming typical place of Latin America... It's inside that discovers this wonder: from the entrance, you are entered not the beauty of the place: everything inside is painted with frescoes, walls to the ceiling, including the beams, and religious statues, dressed, are the most expressive, they be isolated or placed in the altarpieces of gold and silver... You will not regret this decision because you will not forget this church!
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  • Like all Baroque churches leave you breathless for the abundance of ornaments and gilding. This wonderful example of Andean Baroque is often compared to the Sistine Chapel where, however, I haven't tried that sense of oppression that instead here is perceived and it had to be the same at the time of the domination of Catholic Spain.
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  • museum in back
  • Here is located the church more beautiful in Cuzco
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