Andahuaylillas & Curch of San Pedro Apóstol
Hidden treasure – Sistine Chapel of Peru
The place Andahuaylillas is very popular with many tourist buses, which all keep in the beautiful forecourt of the church. The baroque colonial church from the 17th century is well worth a visit, as anyone who has ever been able to marvel at the Sistine Chapel in Rome will fall off its jaw, because that’s something you certainly did not expect at this point.
The church is also known as the Sistine Chapel of South America because of its fascinating condition and furnishings, as not only the entire ceilings are painted, but also the walls are full of huge paintings.
We last visited this church in january 2017 once again. The place itself does not have much to offer, but there are also a few stalls here on the forecourt, and shops where you can buy souvenirs and handicrafts from all sorts of materials. The prices are negotiable here as everywhere and also somewhat cheaper than e.g. in Cusco.
Is a place on the way from Cusco to Puno and vice versa. Entry fee is 15 Soles.
Daily departures at a time we go to arrange with you
Level of Difficulty
- The entrance fee is to be paid locally and includes a DVD with further information of the restoration.
- In the church it is not allowed to take pictures yourself. Even though this little piece of jewelry may still be so tempting to do it. Leave it please and take instead the DVD offered there, with which you support the further restoration and maintenance works.
- This place can be reached on the way from Puno to Cusco or vice versa with your own vehicle or by bus with INKAExpress.
- More information about departure times of the bus and the complete travel program, we will gladly put together on request.
Picture credits: We thank and at Kmcero for providing pictures 1, 2 and 5 to 13.