Cusco and the Sacred Valley Sights


Museo Hilario Mendívil

Museo Hilario Mendívil Review

As San Blas's most famous son, the former home of 20th-century Peruvian religious artist Hilario Mendívil (1929–77) makes a good stop if you have an interest in Cusqeñan art and iconography. Legend has it that Mendívil saw llamas parading in the Corpus Christi procession as a child and later infused this image into his religious art, depicting all his figures with long, llama-like necks. In the small gallery are the maguey-wood and rice-plaster sculptures of the Virgin with the elongated necks that were the artist's trademark. There's also a shop selling Mendívil-style work.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Plazoleta San Blas 634, San Blas, Cusco
  • Phone: 084/240–527
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 9–1 and 2–6
  • Location: Cusco
Updated: 11-13-2012

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