Church and convent of Santa Clara in Cusco

In the historic center of Cusco you can see colonial churches everywhere. One of the most famous temples is the church and convent of Santa Clara, which is located just 600 meters from the city's Main Square. The enclosure housed the mestizo maidens descendants of the Incas. Today, in charge of the Poor Clare nuns, it continues to receive girls as well as visitors interested in learning about the relics they keep from the colony. It is one of the most famous religious tourist attractions in Cusco.

Tourist attractions close to Church and convent of Santa Clara in Cusco

Church of Belén in Cusco

The temple was born in 1550 as an Indian parish. The 1650 earthquake caused its rebuilding as a church. Its main effigy is the Virgin of Bethlehem.

Church of Belén in Cusco

Church of La Merced of Cusco

It is near the Main Square of Cusco. It has canvases from the Cuzco school. Also with ‘La custodia de La Merced’ (of gold and precious stones).

Church of La Merced of Cusco

Church and convent of Santo Domingo in Cusco

The church and convent of Santo Domingo is built on the Inca temple of Coricancha. The visit is part of the half-day ‘Cusco City tour’.

Church and convent of Santo Domingo in Cusco