Whoever wishes to visit the Temple Museum Nuestra Señora de la Asunción has to know that it has a construction of colonial architecture with Renaissance style, this temple in 1998 incorporated in its function to serve as a museum and today is a very busy space for its cultural value.
The construction of the temple took place between 1568 and 1620 and over the years it has undergone several conservation works in order to take care of the attractiveness that it shows through the artistic works of historical legacy.
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It is located in the district of Juli, two blocks from the main square, in the province of Chucuito Juli, region of Puno, Peru.
Every August 15th the festivity of the Virgin of Asuncion is venerated in Chucuito, with diverse religious activities, one of the most celebrated is the Wajcha. It is an ancestral ceremony held on the central day of the virgin to start the agricultural year with a whole ancestral rite prepared by the believers who practice this tradition in their locality, something distinctive and striking.
The temple has a tower of medium stature, built of stone, has 5 bodies, adored for its architecture of carving and ornamentation, next to the main nave with an adobe structure. At the moment of entering you will be received by an arch made of carved stone next to the lines of the medallions composed with the monogram of the company of Jesus.
The Italian Bernardo Bitti, who has made a large number of altarpieces and paintings, some of them are preserved in the temple of Our Lady of the Assumption, as the mural painting presented within the oldest of Puno, in one part shows the representation of the coronation of the Virgin by the Holy Trinity.
Admission is from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 to 17:30 hours, for adults the cost is S / 15.00, students of higher education S / 5.00 and school children to S / 2.00.