Bethlehem plaza is located just over 1 km south west of the main square of Cusco, in the district of Santiago.
Belen church was built in the Inca neighborhood called Ch'akillchaKa, to the west of the city of Cusco. This church like many suffered serious damage in the earthquake of 1650 and subsequently rebuilt.
Bethlehem is the oldest convent in the city, dedicated to the gathering of the mestizo, was founded on April 30, 1550. Bethlehem Temple with two towers, has a marked flavor silver facade. It has a door high and wide, with an arch and doors typically studded with nails of bronze, like almost all the churches and mansions of the city. Above the door open a long span of light, with an arc that is also semicircular.
The three sections of the facade are made of Corinthian columns, niches, friezes, pediments and other decorative elements sober.
The patron saint of this church, Our Lady of Bethlehem, which was donated by Spain together with the Lord of the Earthquakes located in the Cathedral, is one of the richest in jewelry since the litter is heavier because it contains large amounts of silver litter in terms of art are the most beautiful and finished colonial metallurgy.
It has beautiful altarpieces admirably restored and preserved. We can say that in the temple city, is one of the best kept indoors and wisely saved. Cleaning is immaculate, its magnificent grandeur and admirable preservation.
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