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San Cristobal Church, Cusco

(4.2/5 based on 130 reviews on the web)
Head to San Cristobal Church to admire its striking architecture and panoramic views of the city from the top of the bell tower. The small church sits above the town on a site once sacred to the Incas; in the early years of the Spanish conquest, Qolqanpata chief Christopher Paulla built this as a testament to his faith. Inside, survey the replicas of paintings by European masters, the intricately carved marble altar, and the silver and gold accents. Some people like to combine a visit of this church with a trek up nearby Sacsayhuaman. If interested in a combination ticket that bundles four other church tours with this one, ask at the tourist office. Before you head to Cusco, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cusco vacation builder, to make sure you see all that Cusco has to offer, including San Cristobal Church.
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  • Up where this church you have beautiful views of Cuzco. Essential place to take some pictures. The visit to the interior of the Church is pay and really not worth much.
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  • After the challenging hike, is San Cristobal's worth the entry fee? If it were just to see inside the church, perhaps not...as it's not massive and shares features from other town churches. But the en...  more »
  • located 10 min walk uphill for a classic ascent to cusco arriving at san cristobal Church inside, you won't find much but you may have the good fortune to have glimpses of the city Sunrise and sunset is very beautiful
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  • It preserves many works of art, has tourist guide in several languages and very friendly staff. You can climb to the Bell Tower.
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  • Beautiful paintings and splendid view of the city really a magical place
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