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San Pedro Church


san pedro church

It’s located across in the front of the San Pedro Market to 700 meters from the Main Square of Cusco.


The devastating earthquake of 1650 destroyed the first building. Between 1688 and 1699 was conducted of the present church building by the architect was John Thomas Tuyru Tupac Inca. The financing was handled by the diocese, the clergy and the town hall.

It has a single nave church, built entirely of stone. It has a baroque altar and gold that has front and racks of silver tabernacle. In a perfect correction baroque architecture and plant of great solemnity, the whole dark stone bound with white mortar. The front is traditional Cusco and is inspired by the nearby cathedral molds, but the towers have arrow slits and vents, each being finished off in four headlights and a capital.

cusco san pedro church


It has a baroque altar and gold that has front and racks of silver tabernacle. It is remarkable altarpiece, four bodies and three blocks, with eighteen twisted columns, having as its crowning tabernacle, made of silver, a Paschal lamb on the Book of Seven Seals.

Among the most famous of San Pedro are the portraits of the founders of the temple. The first canvas depicts the Bishop Mollinedo advanced age, and the upper part shows the coat of arms. Also among the images highlights the Purified Virgin Candelaria. They also highlight the image of the Dolorosa, San Pedro, San Pedro Nolasco, San Juan and the Lord of the Holy Sepulchre. Visits during Mass times.


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