Andahuaylillas is a town about 45km South of Cusco, on the Cusco-Puna road

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The church in Andahuaylillas is dedicated to San Perdo Apostole (Saint Peter the Apostle) is the main attraction of the town. The church in Andahuaylillas is a prime example of “Adean Baroque”, and is nicknamed “the Sistine Chapel of America” because of the magnificent frescos that adorn its walls.

While we were visiting the town, there was a religious fiesta being held in form the the church. The fiesta was in the honour of “Senor de Qolloriti”. This religious festival takes place on the full moon before the Corpus Christi holiday and has much more complicated roots, as if often the case with religious festivals in this part of the world.

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