Discover the andean baroque art of four living temples of Cusco, where your visit benefits the local population, through the social works of the Jesuits.

The Andean Baroque Route traverses four temples: one located in Cusco and three in the South Valley, the geographical space that connects the capital of the Inca Empire with the jungle of Madre de Dios and Lake Titicaca. This was a commercial axis, preceding the Incas, for the transport of gold, silver, coca leaves and animal fibres. Since then, archaeological sites can be found in its path, such as Tipon and Rumicolca, and ancient fabric factories as the one that can be found in Lucre.

The South Valley runs parallel to the Vilcanota River, which springs from the Nevado Ausangate mountain and crosses two lagoons, one of them Huacarpay, Ramsar Site, rich in birds, cattails and sunsets. The valley is formed by small villages of farmers, traders and ranchers, and there are also towns of sorcerers, bakers, brick builders, as well as musicians and dancers who pay homage to the Virgen del Carmen and the Señor del Qoyllor Riti.

The Route

The Andean Baroque Route is one of the attractions that you can visit during your trip to Cusco. The necessary time is half a day and it has easy access. In this link you will find all the information to plan your visit.

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Social Work

The income generated by the visit to the temples and the consumption in the shops of the Andean Baroque Route are directed to the conservation of the temples and to improve the living conditions of the inhabitants, through the social works of the Jesuits.

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