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Andahuaylillas

Andahuaylillas Review

The main attraction of the small town of Andahuaylillas, 8 km (5 miles) southeast of Pikillacta, is a small 17th-century adobe-towered church built by the Jesuits on the central plaza over the remains of an Inca temple. The contrast between the simple exterior and the rich, expressive, colonial baroque art inside is notable: fine examples of the Cusqueña school of art decorate the upper interior walls. It's the ceiling that is its special claim to fame, for which it is known as the Sistine Chapel of America.

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  • Address: Km 40, Hwy. to Urcos, Cusco
  • Phone: No phone
  • Cost: S/10
  • Hours: Daily 7:30–5:30. Masses: Tues. and Thurs. 8 am, Sat. 6:30 pm, Sun. 10:30 am.
  • Location: Cusco
Updated: 11-30-2012

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