Church of San Cristobal: View of the church

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Description

According to Humberto Vidal, work was initiated by Cristóbal Paullo, a member of the Inca nobility and owner of the land (Colcampata hill, a plateau with Inca stonework still visible). The first church dates from 1560. The rear building is seventeenth century; the patron was Bishop Mollinedo, whose coat of arms is on the lintel of the entrance door to the belfry. The church is a Latin cross plan and has a single nave. Among its treasures is the silver front altar, which also features the coat of arms of Mollinedo.

Attributes

Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Iglesia de San Cristóbal, Cuzco

Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Bell towers

  • Churches

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Seventeenth century

  • Spanish Colonial

Place of Creation
  • -13.513497-71.980073

  • Cuzco

  • Cuzco, Cuzco, Peru

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

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