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San Cristobal Church, Cusco

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#20 of 28 in Historic Sites in Cusco
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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  • It is a church on the mountain side is further from the Plaza de Armas. Come up here is pretty tight on the slope, and views of Cusco City whole.
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  • Built on bases or foundations Incas, as he told us the Guide, and only Inca construction is a sign on the side. From the square you have good views of the city, as is high on a hill.
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  • Located on a Hill this church meets a large square at its entrance, place of worship and beautiful views of the city of Cusco.
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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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