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Temple of San Blas, Cusco: An Architectural Wonder

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The Temple of San Blas is one of the oldest in the city of Cusco, known for having a pulpit of impressive carvings, built on the basis of adobe and stone. Which is located in the neighborhood of San Blas or neighborhood of artisans.

San Blas Church History

To know the history of the Temple of San Blas, we go back to Inca times, where it was considered a center of worship and cult to the god "Illapa", which means the almighty thunder, lightning and lightning.

The beginning of its construction has several versions as the year 1544 during the period of Bishop Fray Juan Solano and another that could be in 1562 by the corregidor Polo de Ondegardo by order of the third viceroy Andres Hurtado de Mendoza.

In 2020 began the restoration of the temple to recover the architectural infrastructure, works of art and archaeological research.

Admission hours

At this moment it is still under reconstruction, therefore, you will be able to visit the Temple of San Blas from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon virtually.

Location of the church of San Blas - how to get there

The church of San Blas is located in the Plazoleta de San Blas, very close to the Main Square of the city of Cusco.

It is very easy to get to the church of San Blas, for this you have to take a shuttle or cab service that leaves you near the Plaza Mayor of Cusco and from that reference point you can walk for about ten minutes to the destination.

Why visit the temple of San Blas

The Temple of San Blas of Cusco is recognized for being composed of an architectural marvel, because it has a tower where there is a cross that is a sacred representative that in the month of May the Cruz Velacuy or Feast of the Cross is performed.

In the internal part there are several canvases of the Cuzco School, where they emphasize the resurrection of Lazarus and the life of San Blas.

Among the most famous is the most impressive cedar pulpit in the Imperial City, which has three main bodies: the lower part presents 80 lumps of the heretics of the time, the second area has the faces of the archangels carved in wood and in the upper part is the coronation of the virgin.

With Tierras de los Andes you can get to know the most amazing attractions, such as the tour of the Temples of the Sun in Peru and Bolivia, where you will enjoy the expedition into history together with the natural wealth that accompanies it for thirteen days, the same that has the best tourist services.

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