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A small colonial church located in the heart of Chinchero near the famous market. It is easy to get here from Cuzco with local transportation or some organized tour.
The very village of Chinchero, where Iglesia Colonial was erected, is located around 30 km to the north-west of Cuzco at altitude of 3762 meters. It is quite high, therefore, some people may have suffer from high altitude sickness. The first signs of it (dizziness, headache,…
It was dark when we entered Chinchero. This Andean village is known as "the birthplace of the rainbow" since its high elevation of 3850 meters above sea level. We quickly climbed up cobblestone road to the colonial church in Chinchero which was built upon ancient Inca temple…
Sadly we could not go inside as it has been deemed unsafe. What a shame as it was a beautiful looking building. Hopefully the planned restoration work will return it to its former glory. Still nice to walk round the outside of this lovely old building
We made this visit before going to Machu Picchu and I really enjoyed seeing the ornaments and decoration that it has inside the very beautiful churches.