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San Cristobal Church, Cusco
(4.4/5 based on 120+ 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 church has an enviable view of the city of Cusco. Ideal for couples, the Church is very beautiful. Is coming out of the Plaza of arms and road to several ruins as Q´enko Puka Pucara and Tambomachay.
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  • Religious facilities tour tickets in turn. You can rent audio guides free of charge. Church is small, and ends up at once, but the view from the Plaza in front of the Church is beautiful.
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  • 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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  • Nice view to Plaza de Armas
  • There is an excellent view
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  • Very cool
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  • Excellent view, spent the morning and made me feel very grateful visit cuzco
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  • City of Cusco from here is very beautiful.
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