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Tour Juli and PomataAPE-211

In Colonial Architecture Juli stands 5 temples of the XVI and XVII. In this way, they make several stops and goes through the towns of: Chucuito Acora and key. They visit places of interest like the Inca Uyo in Chucuito Molloco, Rest of the Inca, near Juli Aramumuro and others who make the visit more interesting.

Includes admission to the Church of St. John Lateran in Juli and Santiago Apostle Pomata, does not include lunch.


Known as "Little Rome of the Altiplano." Dista 78 km of Puno. The title recalls the coincidence that in this city, as in ancient Rome, there are four major temples. Referred to: San Pedro, San Giovanni in Laterano, Santa Maria Assunta and Santa Cruz. Architectural gems, not only by the magnificence of its interiors, but also for the extraordinary quality that their craftsmen built them. With an obvious influence on European styles mixed.

Includes admission to the Church of St. John Lateran, not including lunch.


  • THE CATHEDRAL OF SAN PEDRO DE JULI .- Possibly its construction began in mid-century Dominican XVI. It has a single nave, whose interior has a barrel vault and on the crossing, a dome attached without drum. Notable are the main altar and side altars beautifully carved mahogany wood, with exquisite taste Indian.The side walls hang beautiful paintings belonging to the inspiration of Brother Bernardo Bitti, whose Mannerist style justifies the existence of a school Julen, a loss with the Cusco school rivalry.
  • THE CHURCH OF SAN JUAN LATERAN .- Students of colonial religious architecture, have spared no praise for this temple, also built by the Dominicans in the second half of the sixteenth century. Today is a museum of religious art, highlighting the sense Mudejar by the length of a Latin cross nave and tower of brick and adobe. The contrast with the ornate and extraordinary interior marquetry. As the undisputed quality canvas with carved arches of the cruise and the ceiling of the dome, are eloquent testimony of its beauty.
  • THE CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA DE LA ASUNCION .- Located on a terrace overlooking the town square, also built by the Dominicans and completed by the Jesuits. Data from the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. It is accessed by a triumphal arch of stone, to a far left atrium in which stands a tower with four beautiful carved in stone and whose shots above show a delicacy only harmoniously decorated with a dome.The temple itself has a single nave, has its main entrance on the side wall facing the courtyard and the interior retains a chamfered head and Renaissance facades.
  • THE CHURCH OF SANTA CRUZ .- According to historian Vargas Ugarte, this was the only church that Jesuits Juli possibly built in the late seventeenth century

Significantly today, this should have been a beautiful architectural monument is crumbling because of thunderstorms that knocked down almost completely. But still seen cruising central dome and in the sacristy, beautifully carved columns and treated.
The sobriety of the arches, the symmetrical arrangement of the columns and all hand carved with a chisel in the baptistery form a conceptual unit of outstanding architectural quality.


  • SANTA BARBARA .- Finally, we relate the existence of this fifth church in July. There are only remnants of the outer walls of adobe.


This beautiful district is located on a rocky area of Lake Titicaca to 96 km south of Puno, and is known as the "balcony THE PLATEAU PHILOSOPHICAL" maybe by adobe Indian viewpoint. Is visited by his Church which is another monumental work of Andean architecture: The Church of St. James, whose interior is dedicated to the beautiful Lady of the Rosary, a work by Spanish sculptor Martínez Montañez.

This temple dates from the eighteenth century and was built by the Dominicans in granite and red sandstone. The building consists of a single ship that follows the outline of the Latin cross. The main entrance is framed by a semicircular arches, divided into three segments lateral and two central bodies, taking his right, a tower of three bodies topped by a dome half. The side door that faces the Plaza looks exquisite carvings, that on the columns and niches of the two bodies, terminating in a crescent whose coronation is a small stone cross.

Inside, its strong pillars portals, its barrel vault studded with carvings, the stunning detail of the cruise, the dome and its beautiful carved scallops, along with carved openings of windows and the fine lace of her stone dressings gives this temple a unique magnificence, mute testimony to that perfection which reached their anonymous indigenous builders.

Inside, there are still graphic evidence of events during its construction. A beautiful altar of gold leaf, the side altars richly decorated coffered Marquez and complement her beauty.

The whole temple is enclosed in an atrium, where before there were chapels today only a marble cross recalls the devotion of the Dominicans who built it.

78 and 95 km away, always on the Panamerican Highway.

Route: 190 km Duration: 5 Hours. Departures: 08:00 to 10:00.

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