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SAN PEDRO APÓSTOL DE ANDAHUAYLILLAS CHURCH

SAN PEDRO APÓSTOL DE ANDAHUAYLILLAS CHURCH
Andahuaylillas, Peru
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BACKGROUND

San Pedro Apóstol was built by Jesuits in the sixteenth century over a pre-Columbian huaca, or ceremonial space. The construction of the current temple started in 1570 with the creation of a small chapel corresponding to the existing apse and sanctuary; the nave and façade were completed in 1606.

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HOW WE HELPED

Between 2008 and 2011, WMF and WMF France provided funds to develop and implement a comprehensive conservation plan for the church to include the restoration of the choir, main façade, chapels, sanctuary artesonado ceiling, altars, mural paintings, paintings on canvas, and religious statuary. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Repeated seismic activity and some inappropriate previous interventions have caused structural instability of the façade, balcony, and bell tower. In addition, the Mudéjar-style painted ceiling of the sanctuary is in precarious condition due to roof leaks, insect infestation, and the effect of earthquakes. (...)

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IN THE MEDIA
Andahuaylillas, destino turístico en el Cusco con mucho futuro
The Republic (La Republica), Monday, January 28, 2013
Culminó restauración de La Capilla Sixtina de América
ACI: Agencia Católica de Informaciones, Friday, December 7, 2012
The Sistine Chapel of the Andes
Smithsonian.com, Thursday, January 12, 2012
A Trip Through Peru
Travel + Leisure, Thursday, December 31, 2009
VIDEOS
World Monuments FundArt & Place Site-Specific Art in the Americas Book Launch
November, 2013

Art & Place celebrates 500 of the most spectacular, uplifting, and outstanding art works across 15 countries, from Canada to Argentina. Amanda Renshaw, Editorial Director of Phaidon Press, join Lisa Ackerman and Norma Barbacci of World Monuments Fund for a discussion on the intersection of culture and conservation in today's art environment.

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