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 ceiling and paintings were restored, people came from Cusco and were astounded; “What a beautiful temple we have seen, how come we didn’t know it and were so close”. Since then, lots of people come, especially on July 16th, during the festivity of Virgen del Carmen.

Máximo Samojuaipa – Treasurer of the San Juan Bautista de Huaro Church