San Juan Bautista

It has a Renaissance style and retains more than beautiful 60 sculptures and 50 paintings of the Cusqueña School of Art, in addition to silverware, altarpieces and other movable goods.

Built at the end of the XVI century and the beginning of the XVII century, the stunning murals of its interior cover the entirety of the ceiling and walls.

The paintings, made by Tadeo Escalante, show the aftermath of human life, that is, the vision of death, the final judgment, glory and hell, defined by the union of Andean symbolism, its popular beliefs and colonial art.

When the ceilings and paintings were restored, people came to Cusco and were impressed. ‘What a beautiful temple we have seen, we did not know it was this close’. Since then, lots of people come to visit, especially on July 16th, during the festivity of the Virgen del Carmen

Máximo Samochuallpa – Bursar at the San Juan Bautista Temple in Huaro.

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