Arriving to Santa Ana requires more time, so it is advisable to take a taxi. The church was founded in 1560. This was one of the entering points to Cusco, and that is the reason why the parish church was used in many occasions to receive the authorities that came from Lima. As of here, on the top of the Carmenca hill, the travelers were awarded with an excellent view of the city.
The architecture and decoration
It is very simple, because it was a minor church. The size of its tower and bells is very modest and the church does not have many ornaments. However, in spite of its small size, Santa Ana used to comprise incomparable artistic jewels as well as several images carved by Juan Tomás Tuiru Túpac, among which we can find the Cristo Yacente (The Lying Christ), which goes through the city in procession every Good Friday, El Crucificado (The Crucified), the Virgen Dolorosa (The Madonna), Santa Ana, San Jerónimo and the Christ that carries the Cross. Its main treasure was constituted by the series of paintings about the Corpus procession, which is currently located at the Archiepiscopal Museum.
The worship to the Lord of the Council Meeting
This worship still attracts many pilgrims that travel long distances so as to visit the image of the Christ carrying the cross, which is located in a small niche painted on the adobe. According to the history collected by Humberto Vidal, this painting was situated on one of the jail walls of the Council Meeting, which housed a painter that was supposed to receive the capital punishment. The night before the sentence execution, he decided to paint the Lord, but he could not finish the work because he fell asleep. The following morning, when he woke up, he saw that his drawing had been colored but he did not have any painting. Due to this miracle, the painter was declared innocent and, a long time after, the mural was taken to the church of Santa Ana.