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The circuit or route of the Andean Baroque is a historical excursion and we start very early going to pick them up from their hotels and we start by going to the south of the city, after a journey of approximately 30 minutes we arrive to start the visit to the Church of San Pedro Apostle of Andahuaylillas, known as the Sistine Chapel of America. Finally the circuit ends in the Chapel of the Purified Virgin of Canincunca. The latter surrounded by the most beautiful landscapes that characterize the South Valley of Cusco.

Church of San Pedro Apóstol de Andahuaylillas

This beautiful temple was built in 1610 probably on an Inca sanctuary. It is located 39 kilometers from the city of Cusco. The beauty of his paintings framed in gold leaf and engraved on the ceiling gave him the nickname Sistine Chapel of America. It has two organs belonging to the seventeenth century, the oldest in Latin America. Its walls are samples of the Cusqueña School. In general, his canvases depict the life of San Pedro and San Pablo. Among the main works are the ‘Baptism of Christ’ and ‘The Virgin of the Rosary’ by Diego Quispe Tito. Saint Peter the Apostle, patron of the district, is ruled on the main altar.

• Temple of San Juan Bautista de Huaro

The colonial temple San Juan Bautista de Huaro is located 43 kilometers from the city of Cusco. It was built with adobe and simple stone in the second half of the XVI century approximately. In 1972, it was declared a Historical Monument. It is estimated that up to 50 pieces of painting and sculpture from the Cusqueña School are mostly made by the Cusco artist Tadeo Escalante. Its walls, ceilings, everything has ornamentation even with details in gold leaf. Among the most emblematic works of the site are ‘La Sagrada Familia’ and ‘La Escena del Juicio Final’, which includes Santa Rosa de Lima.

• Chapel of the Purified Virgin of Canincunca

This religious temple is located in the town of Huaro, 44 ​​kilometers from the city of Cusco. In 1974, this enclosure was declared a Monument belonging to the Cultural Patrimony of the Nation. It is estimated that it was built in the early seventeenth century on a ceremonial center or Inca and pre-Inca cemetery. The interior consists of a single room adorned with paintings with themes related to the flora and fauna of the place. In addition there are geometric themes that even the inhabitants represent in their textiles.

After the guided tour, we return to the city of Cusco to have lunch and have the afternoon free

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