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Church of Andahuaylillas

A Peruvian Palm Sunday

The explore team has been trekking Peru in a philanthropic fact-finding mission to research humanitarian organizations.

Palm Sunday was a travel day for the team, and along their route from Cuzco to Lake Titicaca they visited several historic churches, including Andahuaylillas and Checacupe.

The church at Andahuaylillas is named after the apostle Saint Peter but it is often called the “Sistine Chapel of the Andes” because of the beauty of its mural paintings.

The Church of Checacupe is an example of 17th century baroque architecture, at an elevation of nearly 12,000 feet.

Church of Checacupe

Church of Checacupe

Stay tuned for more updates from the explore team in Peru, including a visit to mountain carnivore conservationists high up in the Andes!