Cathedral + San Francisco Church | Arte Gallery Tour

We recommend to visit both the Cathedral and the San Francisco Church in the morning time since it is not very crowded.

NOTE: For our Arte gallery Walking Tour you don’t need the Boleto Turistico(Tourist ticket which costs 130 soles (40 USD)), take advantage of it, what is more we will explore the city like local.

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Once we meet you either in your Hotel or our Meeting Point, we will take you the large and austere 17th-century convent church San Francisco, destroyed by the earthquake in 1650 then rebuilt. It is best known for its collection of colonial artworks, including paintings by Marcos Zapata and Diego Quispe Tito, both of them are very well-known local painters. While touring this church you will also have the opportunity to see the biggest ainting in the American Continent It is 12 and 9 meters and represents the genealogy of the Franciscan family painted by Juan Espinoza de los Monteros.

After this church we will visit our Mother Church, the oldest one in South America, built over the temple of Kiswarcancha, an Incan Building to honor the God Viracocha, The Location of this Temple was choosen for the purpose of removing the Inca religion from Cusco, and replace it with Spanish Catholic Christianity.

Most of the stones from the building were taken from Saqsaywaman, an Inca holy and defensive structure located on the hills above Cusco. Due to its large size, much of Saqsaywaman remains intact.  Just as the temple of Viracocha was removed and the holy stones of Saqsaywaman were  employed to build the cathedral, the intentional desecration of Inca religious architecture.

Professional Tour Guide graduated from the National University of San Antonio Abad, with at least 5 years of experience as Tour Guide, knowledgeable, great English speaking, fun to be with.

  • Entrance tickets to San Francisco Church: 10 soles per person.
  • Entrance tickets to the Cathedral: 25 soles for adults and 12.5 soles for students.
  • Meals, snacks, juices or any food item you might ask on this tour while walking is not included.

This tour is done privately and the price below is per person according the size of your group, payment will be done  at the beginning or at the end of the service to your tour guide.

  • I’m a solo traveler: 35 USD
  • We are 2 people: 20 USD per person
  • We are 3 people: 16 USD per person
  • We are 4 people: 14 USD per person
  • We are 5 people: 12 USD per person
  • We are 6 people: 10 USD per person
  • We are 7 people+: Price will be arranged by your Inkan Milky Way representative.

Kids, Teenagers benefits:
0 – 12 years old are excempted, no payment is required for this tour.
14 – 17 years old teenagers are required to pay  5 USD each.

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No need, everything will be by foot, what is more these atractives are very close to each other.

If you are booked, you are going! Unless you have booked one day before or on the same day on your tour then we will have to double check.

NOTE – VERY IMPORTAT: If by any chance we are not able to see either the cathedral or The San Francisco Church, we will visit other Museums or churches. This kind of events might happen because of protests, holydays or any other reason.

Plaza REGOCIJO (Kusipata), in front of the City Hall (Palacio Municipal) but if you wish to be picked up  from your hotel, let us know, no extra fee for this.
Our Tour Guide will be wearing YELLOW VESTS with the FTF logo, if you are lost call us here:
+51 958 745640 or +51 974 479073, if no answer just keep beeping us, either mobile number will answer.

At all times, bring some walking shoes, some WARM clothing, wear hats, wear sunblock.