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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  • September 14, 2017
    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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  • August 22, 2017
    built in Cusco and was designed at the initiative of Cristóbal Víctor, a member of the inca nobility and owner of the land of Colcampata, in order to show your devotion to Christianity, unlike most temples of the city, this is a modest building fair in adobe and stone and in your interior you can see beautiful works pastries to gold and silver, beautiful paintings that are faithful copies of works of famous European masters and columns, railings and altars beautifully turned, but who urgently require restoration. The Church of San Cristobal is located Uptown, your gazebo offers a beautiful view of the city of Cusco and enables great panoramic photos.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Very nice this colonial church. If you are a few days in Cusco you will see quantity of churches, interesting monasteries and that route of the Baroque, which is essential. This in particular is of the 16th century and is considered Cultural Heritage and historic-artistic monument. It is located on the Hill of Colcampata and was built at the suggestion of Cristobal Paullo. It is quite simple in appearance, although I like a lot of the pinnacles of the domes. Above all, it is a monument of great historical and cultural importance
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  • September 5, 2016
    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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  • February 23, 2014
    Beautiful paintings and splendid view of the city really a magical place
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