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Andahuayillas (Peru)

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3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
By bus: an hour from Cusco
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Andahuayillas

Gaelle Vincent Seasoned Traveller
17 written opinions

Andahuaylillas, a small village in the Andes mountainsis still protected from the many tourist buses roaming all around Cusco.

My suggestion:
I would advise you to team your visit to Andahuaylillas with Tipon, an Inca site, and Piquillacta, a Pre-Inca site, for a complete visit of Cusco's "Southern Valley".
My review

The inhabitants of Andahuaylillas delight in saying their village hosts the "Sistine Chapel of America". Though the comparison is clearly exaggerated, the pretty little Church of Saint Peter the Apostle is lavishly adorned. Paintings, sculptures, ornaments in gold... you won't know which way to look! It is believed the church is full of treasure, which is why the villagers watch it like hawks.

I would advise you to visit the "Museo Ritos Andinos" museum, another village oddity. Its motley collection varies from jewels to mummies to types of corn grown in the Peruvian Andes. Take advantage of the opportunity to try "chicha", native beer made from fermented corn... greatly appreciated by the locals, my taste buds don't tell the same tale!

If you're only on a short trip to Peru, I think it would be better to skip this stop in favour of the major attractions in the Sacred Valley.

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