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The Andean Baroque Route - Private Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    6 HOURS

  • Start time

    • Start time: 09:00, Finish time: 15:00

  • Meeting Point
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    • The Andean Baroque Route - Private Tour,
    Cuzco, Peru,
  • Ending Point

Key Highlights

  • Marvel the churches beautiful murals and fine details
  • Learn about the importance of the works of the Jesuits
  • Admire scenic landscapes and picturesque villlages

Overview

Highlights
The arrival of the Spanish in Peru brought with it a new religion, which was imposed on the natives in a very peculiar way: through art.
Delight with the Templo de la Compañia where you will see its altars of carved cedar and gold leaf, as well as valuable paintings from the Cusco School.
Visit the San Juan Bautista de Huaro temple, where pieces of silverware, sculpture and beautiful canvases are preserved.
You can find glorious frescoes & ornamentation in Andahuaylillas' church.


The Andean Baroque Route is located along the road from Cusco to Puno, where you will visit the main churches of that time, which are still frequented by locals, as the temple of the Company of Jesus. However, the most impressive church is in Andahuaylillas and is known as the Sistine Chapel of America because of the stunning art on its walls and ceilings, sculptures and retablos. In addition, you will discover two wonders of the 17th century, the church of Huaro with its magnificent altarpieces, murals and paintings showing scenes of life after death; and the Canincunca Chapel, facing the mysterious Lake Urcos, built on prehispanic ruins. Its murals reflect Andean textile designs and the bond between the Pachamama, linked to the productivity of crops and animals, and the Virgin Mary, protector of the human race. This visit will allow you to learn more about the various ways the Spaniards tried to introduce the natives to a new world of religious beliefs.


Languages
Bilingual guide in English and Spanish

Inclusions

  • Guide
  • Tickets
  • Transport
  • Tourguide

Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Meal

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