San Cristobal Church, Cusco

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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. Take a look at our Cusco attractions planner to schedule your visit to San Cristobal Church and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The view that you find from San Cristobal is beautiful, no doubt. However, the Church did not seem us anything of this world. Small and without any special appeal.
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  • You get to this place vis steps from the main plaza, I was worried about this but we took it slowly and although it looked a long way it was actually OK. I was pleased we made th effort as the view wa...  more »
  • Take a bus to get to this church that is located at the top of the city, being there could climb to the Bell Tower Temple, beautiful experience, well-preserved place. It has a nice, large yard where you can appreciate a panoramic view of Cusco. Highly recommended
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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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One of Peru's most visited cities, Cusco boasts lodgings suitable for every traveler's needs. Scores of hotels ensure plenty of comfortable rooms for tourists coming to explore the nearby archeological sites. Despite the abundance of hotels, room rates remain among the highest in the country, especially during peak season (June to mid-September). Budget-conscious visitors can choose from a range of hostels and small family-run hotels, many located in quiet streets just a walk away from the town's central area.
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