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 Trek is worth much! Privileged view of the city. Beautiful church! Wonderful frames! More or less Museum. And view the bells: awesome!!!!!! I couldn't resist and I hit him. kkkk
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  • We stopped here as we were walking down from Christo Blanco. The view from the yard is expansive. We opted not to pay to enter a church.  more »
  • From the weapons field, climb a ladder, can be reached, if the altitude is not suitable, will crawl a bit of breathing, to the church, you can see the beautiful scenery, very worthwhile.
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  • One of my favorite spots to sit and overlook the city. Courtyard is always tranquil. You can pay to take a tour of the church or just enjoy the views.
  • Good Place to start your trip, has a overallview of the city where you can catch all the landmarks that you are going to visit, you can also check the church and go up the bell tower to take picture.
  • A beautiful and charming view of Cusco city
  • I was here on 9/9/17. You will see the vista of the Cusco City. A much better location then at Christo Blanco and is free. You can that the path from the 12 angled stone which is more relax then behind the Basilca of Cusco.
  • The best view of Plaza de Armas, and you don't need to pay and enter the church in order to have it. Getting walking in this place coming from downtown is a bit tiring, but it's worth
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