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Cusco and the Sacred Valley Sights

Museo Hilario Mendívil

  • Plazoleta San Blas 634 Map It
  • San Blas

Updated 10/06/2014

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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.

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Plazoleta San Blas 634, Cusco, Peru

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  • Free
  • Mon.–Sat. 9–1 and 2–6

Updated 10/06/2014


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