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San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas

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It is believed there was already a small chapel built on an Inca temple, which was used as an Indian Reduction at the end of the XVI century, building of the temple as we know it began in 1610, through the initiative of the parish priest Juan Perez...more
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Plaza Mayor s/n | Costado de CCAIJO, Andahuaylillas 08210, Peru
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply stunning! Nested in a small village, looking OK from outside, stepping in is a shock: every inch is decorated, the ceiling is magnificent and you wonder why such amount of richness and craftmanship ended up in this small village. A must see!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

This town and church was the first of 4 historic stops on a bus tour from Cusco to Puno. The church is unlike any I've been in while traveling in Italy, France, Portugal, Germany and other places. It is both ornate and not-ornate at the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

It began to get dark when we were off through the Southern Sierra of Peru to the village of Andahuaylillas with its unassuming church of classical architecture indicative of a typical Andean church. But this church was was more than it first appeared, it was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

The modest exterior of this church hides a stunningly beautiful interior. It is easy to see why it is often referred to as the "Sistine Chapel of the Andes". One's eye is immediately drawn to the ornate, Baroque-style gold leaf covered altar and then to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

It is located one hour east of Cuzco and it is worth the trip. It is referred as the Sistine Chapel of the Andes. The visit is very interesting and the church beauty is incredible. Just amazing!

Date of experience: October 2018
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RUTA DEL BARROC... A, Community Manager at San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

Of course we are close to the city of Cusco. Additionally, we have two other churches: Huaro and Canincunca also part of the Andean Baroque Route. Thank you for your visit!

Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

You must see the inside of this Church. No picture can capture the magnitude of it's brilliance. Stunning!

Date of experience: October 2018
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RUTA DEL BARROC... A, Community Manager at San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

Thank you for your comment and appreciation.

Reviewed October 10, 2018

If you kneel in this church, think about about history and destiny of the local tribes who build it, you certainly will be moved spiritually.

Date of experience: September 2018
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RUTA DEL BARROC... A, Community Manager at San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

Great way of enjoying the place! Thank you for your comment.

Reviewed August 28, 2018

Andahuaylillas Church, where you will see fascinating 16th, 17th and 18th century mural paintings and altars completely decorated in gold. Is a baroque church dedicated to Saint Peter the Apostle. The church is nicknamed "the church of America" because of the magnificent frescos that adorn...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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RUTA DEL BARROC... A, Community Manager at San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

Thank you for your comment. Our church is part of Cusco, specifically of the Quispicanchi province. This church is part of the Andean Baroque Route, we home you can visit our other three churches. You are always welcome!

Reviewed August 23, 2018

I am glad that we saw this unusual church. This church is located in a small town at 10,000 ft above sea level. The facade is simple but the interior is exquisite and splendid. This was built by Jesuit priests in the 16th century over...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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RUTA DEL BARROC... A, Community Manager at San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

Thank you for your appreciation. To dedicate more time to this church and others among the Route we recommend the tour carried out by the Andean Baroque Route. Through this tour you will complete all of the route and appreciate calmly the details of these...More

Reviewed August 16, 2018

This is a most interesting church. The 16th century murals by the Cusco Art Scool are breathtaking. The church was originally built by the Jesuits and many aspects of the Inca culture were incorporated in these beautiful murals. Later Dominicans did a makeover in sumptuous...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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RUTA DEL BARROC... A, Community Manager at San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

Thank you for your visit and opinion. We suffers taking a guide to explore in depth the details of the church. Beginning October 26th the material available in the CD will be available to download via our websit.

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Hello, you can access to our website: Ruta del Barroco Andino
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I visited the area as part of my trip to Peru with Discover Corps. You can go to their website to see all the trips they offer. It was wonderful.
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Hola, disculpa la demora de la respuesta. El costo de ingreso es de 15 soles extranjeros, 10 soles nacionales y estudiantes. El boleto te permite el ingreso a 3 iglesias en total: Andahuaylillas, Huaro y Canincunca. Para más... More
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