Cusco Religious Tour & Ancient Art

Activity Type
Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
Physical Grading
Service Level
Upgraded Comfort
Group Size
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl
Full Day

Starting From
$ 110.00 USD

Cusco Religious Tour & Ancient Art

Cusco Cathedral Tour, Ancient Art Experience

Cusco Cathedral Tour–If an authentic colonial art baroque and renaissance architecture figures big in your travel dreams. so Cusco probably is the most famous colonial city in Peru is the answer.

The colonial-era Escuela Cusqueña, or Cusco School of Art, that originated in the ancient Inca capital was a synthesis of traditional Spanish painting with local, mestizo elements — not surprising, perhaps, because its practitioners were themselves of mixed blood. Popular in the 17th and 18th centuries, the style spread from Cusco as far as Ecuador and Argentina. The most famous members of the school were Diego Quispe Tito, Juan Espinosa de los Monteros, and Antonio Sinchi Roca, even though the authors of a large majority of works associated with the school are anonymous.

Most paintings were devotional in nature, with richly decorative surfaces. Artists incorporated recognizable Andean elements into their oil paintings, such as local flora and fauna, customs, and traditions, one depiction of the Last Supper has the apostles feasting on guinea pig and drinking maize beer, and representations of Jesus looking downward, like the Indians who were forbidden to look Spaniards in the eye. Original Escuela Cusqueña works are found in La Cathedral, the Convent of Santa Catalina, the Museum of Religious Art, and a handful of other churches in Cusco. Reproductions of original paintings, ranging from excellent in quality to laughable, are available across Cusco, particularly in the galleries and shops of San Blas where is perfect to get some canvases–Cusco Cathedral Tour.

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This trip is officially operated by Peru Summit Adventures, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco.

Trip Details for Cusco Cathedral Tour

Group Size

  • We need a minimum of 2 people, price is based on two people or couple. The itinerary is described and based on personalized service.

Service Level

  • Upgraded

Physical Grading

  • 1 2 3 4 5 6, Easy: Designed for everyone. Light, Nothing too Challenging. Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

Important Note

  • While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, e.g, strikes, natural desasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.


Local Colonial (Spanish) Churches Visit

Full day guided tour at each important colonial church in the city of Cusco, such as Cathedral, Archbishopric church, the Church of compañía de Jesus, the church of saint Blas, the church of la Merced, and the church of saint Francis.

In the morning we will go to the hotel to pick you up, then to go to the cathedral and along with church of holy family and the church of Triumph; cathedral is one of the most important monuments on architecture, sculpture, paintings, etc. The cathedral was a main center of richness and lavishness expression; in which the aristocrasy evinced their might with processions, fancy outfit, and jewel. Cathedral keeps a sumptuous sculptures, reredos, canvas; among the canvas one of the most outstanding is the last supper that was painted by a local indigenous person, where you see a guinea pig as a main dish. Then we will go to Archbishopric church to see the astonishing canvasses that were made by Cusquenian school in colonial time, at this church we will see the famous series of canvas about the Corpus Christi.

After that we will get into the church of Compañía de Jesus, which was built in 1654 and finished after 17-year later. The exellent artists, sculptors, painters of colonial art were fundamental for the internal decoration of the church; such as, Bernardo Bitti, Jeronimo Quispe, Marcos Zapata, and others. Next we will visit the church of Saint Blas that keeps the most beautiful and outstanding sculpture which is the pulpit. After enjoying the details of the pulpit, we will go to the church of la Merced where we will see the valuable monstrance, its masonry, pillar, arch, vault, which make a magnificent cloister. To finish the day we will visit the church of Saint Fransis, this church is home for lots of paintings that way, it is the second church in having the most amount of paintings from the colonial time after the cathedral; one of the most important canvas is the family tree of franciscan order that measures 12-meter / 39,24 feet high and 9-meter / 29,43 feet width, that was painted by the local indigenous Jose Espinoza de los Monteros. Eventually we will take you back to hotel.

What’s Included For Cusco Cathedral Tour


  • Private transportation
  • Private Tour Guide.
  • The tourist ticket to visit each colonial church


  • Lunch


From US$ 110/ 1 Day.

Request a Quote: We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and other destinations. Call us at +51 984 464 391 or request a quote, Here

Items to Bring to This Tour

  • Backpack to carry your things.
  • Camera
  • Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
  • Sunblock and sunglasses.
  • Water bottle or canteen.
  • American dollars and peruvian soles in cash.
  • Sun hat.
  • Credit or debit card.

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Probably you will see that most of the tour operators mention it on their websites that are local tour companies, however, if you research a little deeper you will find out that’s not true, they might be although half of the operation is done from here and another half abroad, they even have NorthAmerican phone number or European phone numbers, which is a clue to find out, we are not against the foreigner companies or half foreign companies, what we are against is that they lie.

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As a locally owned and based Peruvian tour company, we integrate these practices into our in-country operations we are aiming for a style of travel that makes the world a better place for everyone, and for everyone that lives in it. Since our very first days as a tour operator, responsible business has been at the heart of what we do. Peru Summit Adventures is committed not just to treading lightly, but to making a real difference by helping and investing in local communities, education initiatives, environmental conservation projects. These values are not more than just words, they are ingrained in the culture and philosophy of our crew, daily operations of Peru Summit Adventures trips, and at our office too.

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