Andahuaylillas is a district located in the province of Quispicanchis in the Region of Cusco, It is a typical district of the Andean Zone, and it is located at an altitude of 3,093 m.a.s.l. at a distance of 40 km from Cusco City and 12 km from La Raya pass from Puno, this is the same route by which one can arrive and visit the Puno tourist attractions.
The Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas is its main tourist attraction, considered the Sistine chapel of America, retains in its interior amazing and wonderful murals dating from the 17th century, in addition to paintings made by the great Cusco masters of the time such as Luis de Riaño, Tadeo Escalante etc, who were part of the famous Cusqueño Art.
Church of Andahuaylillas was possibly built between the end of the 16th century and the beginning of the 17th century, on a base of some Inca enclosure, because until today you can see carved stones at the base of the church, Andahuaylillas Church is one of a simple structure, the material used in its construction is adobe and stone, the roof is Andean characteristics with sticks like thresholds and tiles covering the total of the church.
It has a single body with a tower on the right side in which we can see the bell tower and the entrance door is also located on the main facade, it also has a small balcony where you can see the fresco mural, where you can see to two characters of the Catholic religion such as San Pedro and San Pablo.
Within the Church of Andahuaylillas we can find several spaces of interest, entering we can appreciate the cover of feet, and whose skinny ones are on the right side the Baptistery and on the left side the entrance to the high choir of the Tower where the organs are located. As we enter our eyes will delight and marvel at the amount of paintings, the murals and their arrangement within the church.
The church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas is a treasure of Cusco South Valley like Raqchi Peru and holds the highest colonial artistic expression, which must be visited on your visit to the city of Cusco.