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The Company of Jesus Church

Plaza de Armas del Cusco, Cusco 08002, Peru
+51 84 505833
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The Andean Baroque Route begins in the Main Square of Cusco, in one of the most significant temples of this architectural style. Construction began in 1576 on the Inca temple Amaru Cancha, and was completely refurbished in 1650 after a strong earthquake hit the city. Of Latin cross, its façade is richly decorated stone, it has two large towers and two adjoining chapels. Its interior retains one of the most impressive altars carved in wood and covered in gold leaf, as well as a rich collection of sculptures and painting from the Cusqueña School of Art. The architecture of the temple served as a model for many other temples that were built in the Southern Andes.
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Plaza de Armas del Cusco, Cusco 08002, Peru
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the main alter with its magnificent golden carvings is the main attraction, the numerous highly decorated altar pieces down the nave can take plenty of time to properly view. Would like to have spent more time here.

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A gorgeous church with a mix of old and modern catholic art, and paintings of peruan children as angels.

Thank yljalae
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Walked here from the hotel and went in only because of a festival about to begin in the main square of the Plaza de Armas.. Such an austere place compared with others we'd seen and one senses the difficulties the Jesuits had in converting the...More

Thank Philip R
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

It would be easy to just visit the Cathedral across the square, and to ignore this (almost-as-big-and-grand) Jesuit church, but they are both pretty glorious in their own way. This church has a simple design of a long central nave with a LOT of massive,...More

Thank Andy F
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

When inside the Church, you feel that you have transferred to Spain. Nice ceilings and very well decorated. Great place of worship! A must visit in Cusco.

Thank Kalindi D
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

An impressive church from the outside and magnificent on the inside. The main altar is gorgeous and majestic as it is bathe in gold. The other many side altars are equally impressive. One cannot take pictures or videos inside -- what a shame. There is...More

Thank George S
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

The church is very ornate inside. It is too bad you are not allowed to take pictures with or without flash. You can walk up and take pictures of the square. Inexpensive to enter and walk around. They give you a nice guide. You will...More

Thank JimW551
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

One of several churches in central Cusco the Company of Jesus offers a nice collection of artifacts and well kept architecture.

Thank Michael U
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This church is often overlooked, but it is a must see church. Some of the painting are by the founder of the Cusco school of art. The carved alters, coated in gold leaf are so impressive. You should plan 45 minutes to experience the church....More

Thank migzubi
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Hardly anybody was there when we went there. It is probably because of 10 Soles (5 for students) entrance fee. It has nice design but you can see even better churches in Lima for free.

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Response from got2bebiking | Reviewed this property |
You could probably ask the concierge at the Hotel Monasterio Cusco. Plus this hotel was a former Monastery and is just beautiful, and it could also be a great choice for vows
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