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San Cristobal Church

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The Bell-Tower worth the toll for thee

After the challenging hike, is San Cristobal's worth the entry fee? If it were just to see inside the church, perhaps not...as it's not massive and shares features from other town... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After the challenging hike, is San Cristobal's worth the entry fee? If it were just to see inside the church, perhaps not...as it's not massive and shares features from other town churches. But the entry fee also gets you up the bell tower for some amazing views of the city and surrounds. Incidentally instead of paying a separate fee to... More 

Thank Mark16
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

You will see some really great views of the city, but you will have to walk to get up there. You can take some steep stairs from the city centre all the way up, or you can walk the winding road up, but no stairs. It will probably take 15 minutes to get to the top from the center. I... More 

Thank Alison R
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This church is a walking distance about 15 minutes from Plaza Armas. We did not go inside the church but only stayed in a small plaza not crowded in front as part of our walking tour. We liked and enjoyed the view of Cusco. From Plaza Armas, take the small alley way beside the cathedral, turn left by the Inka... More 

Thank Tony O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A bit of a walk up the hill...but worth it for a nice top view. The church itself also interesting...but a bit small

Thank May L
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This was included on the combi ticket I got at the cathedral and it was worth it I think for the views. The view from the plaza in front of the church is good but it's even better up the bell tower. Inside it's a nice little church with an interesting wooden pulpit and the usual statuary and gilding.

Thank Joanne H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Not as grand as some of the other churches in Cusco but worth a visit for the view of the city that it provides. Be sure to climb up the bell tower. We almost missed that!

Thank Garrett R
Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

A beautiful old church located on a high spot with a beautiful vista of the city of Cusco. The interior is lovely but not as ornate as other churches in Cusco. You should climb the bell tower for an even better view and to inspect the enormous old bell.

Thank Nels C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The San Cristobal was included in the combi ticket of the cathedral, so we went up and visited it. It was a church, and just a church. Nothing really special about it, besides that you have a great view over Cusco from the tower. If you don't want to pay an entrance fee, you get more or less the same... More 

Thank Beuntje
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

i think cusco is the most incredible place in sudamerica and san cristobal is my favorite church in peru there yuo can look hole cusco .. and if you go go there in the evening betther...

Thank karl o
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We went up to this church on our first stop on the religious circuit. The religious ticket gets you into San blas church, San cristobal church, Cuzco cathedral and the archbishop palace. The ticket was definitely worth 30 soles and all spots can be easily visited in one day. I enjoyed San cristobal and it's lovely view from the bell... More 

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