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San Cristobal Church, Cusco

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 110+ 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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  • This was included on the combi ticket I got at the cathedral and it was worth it I think for the views. The view from the plaza in front of the church is good but it's even better up the bell tower. I...  read more »
  • After a few minutes of effort to wait for the small square in front of the Church, we can sit and quietly enjoying the view over the city, away from the bustle of downtown. It's a nice little place to go when you have a little time to spend in Cusco.
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  • Not as grand as some of the other churches in Cusco but worth a visit for the view of the city that it provides. Be sure to climb up the bell tower. We almost missed that! 
  • Nice view to Plaza de Armas
  • Excellent view, spent the morning and made me feel very grateful visit cuzco
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  • Very cool
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  • City of Cusco from here is very beautiful.
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  • Tremendous view of the Plaza de Armas from the Bell Tower of San Cristobal! Impressive.
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