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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  • The site is part of the route of the Andean baroque Jesuit Temple (it has 3 crosses on laterad right), is home to beautiful panels and paintings made by indigenous people exploring the local fauna and flora, as well as the blue and Red typical of school of Cusco
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  • Went there as one of the stops of the bus trip( Turismo Mer) from Cusco to Puno and I think Puno to Cusco too. We did not take the whole package offered by the bus company. We just paid extra 15 Sole ...  more »
  • Very big, every inch decorated. Toilets and gift shop. Shops out front in the square. If you are seeing tons of chapels, no need for this one. But then it is large and painted. 
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  • museum in back
  • Nice
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