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Andahuaylillas
Church of San Pedro Apóstol

36 Km / 22 miles in the route from Cuzco to Puno (45' by car). Known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, it was built in 1580 and features a simple façade contrasted by the Baroque interior with its gilded altars, walls, paintings, and polychromatic ceilings. This chapel with humble external aspect that keeps one of the most valuable jewel of the colonial art in Peru, denominated the "Capilla Sixtina del Peru". The interior of the Church of San Pedro Apostol of Andahuaylillas is an explosion of Baroque art with great quantity of decorations. It was built according to the Spanish tradition, about an Inca temple, it has numerous and beautiful paintings of the Escuela Cusqueña; its altars and wood carvings are beautiful pieces elaborated in leaf of gold, its colored roof is a perfect beauty. Restored by World Monuments Found (November 2012).

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Andahuaylillas Square

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Andahuaylillas Square

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Andahuaylillas Square

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Church of San Pedro Apostol of Andahuaylillas

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Church of San Pedro Apostol of Andahuaylillas

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Church of San Pedro Apostol of Andahuaylillas

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Church of San Pedro Apostol of Andahuaylillas

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Church of San Pedro Apostol of Andahuaylillas

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Church of San Pedro Apostol of Andahuaylillas

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Church of San Pedro Apostol of Andahuaylillas

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Church of San Pedro Apostol of Andahuaylillas

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Church of San Pedro Apostol of Andahuaylillas

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Andahuaylillas Chapel

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Andahuaylillas Chapel

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Andahuaylillas Chapel

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Andahuaylillas Chapel

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Andahuaylillas Chapel
(Photo © PromPeru)

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Andahuaylillas Chapel
(Photo © PromPeru)

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Restored Chapel
© World Monuments Fund

ANDAHUAYLILLAS - CUZCO

Restored Chapel
© World Monuments Fund


Photos © J. Mazzotti

Our gratitude to the Hotel Libertador Palacio del Inka and Inka Express that allowed to obtain these photos

Hotel Libertador Palacio Inka  - Cuzco

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