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San Cristobal Church, Cusco

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • 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 »
  • You will see some really great views of the city, but you will have to walk to get up there. You can take some steep stairs from the city centre all the way up, or you can walk the winding road up, bu...  more »
  • This church is a walking distance about 15 minutes from Plaza Armas. We did not go inside the church but only stayed in a small plaza not crowded in front as part of our walking tour. We liked and enj...  more »
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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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