Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima, Purmamarca

(4.2/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Visit an atmospheric place of worship at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima, a colonial-era structure dating back to the mid-17th century. The church's whitewashed exterior is in keeping with the style of similar buildings from the same period, while the ceiling--made from local cactus plants--adds a rustic and aged charm to the interior. Step inside to find 17th-century paintings depicting scenes from the Bible and the history of Catholicism in the country, including episodes from the life of Santa Rosa de Lima, the first saint native to the New World. The church dominates the main town square along with an impressive tree, said to be more than a thousand years old. Using our custom trip planner, Province of Jujuy attractions like Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The large wooden beams supply the entry structure and just inside you notice the beautiful patterns of the ceiling wood which I assume to be cactus. Woodwork predominates throughout. Located at one en...  more »
  • Gave me a little sorry to see the abandonment of this place that could be much more beautiful if they look after it a little more and keep the basics.
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  • As you do in Purmamarca, don't forget here in this church. Very typical beautiful church. Too bad you within any photos.
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  • It's hard to miss this cool white church in the center of town. Worth stopping by to check it out. I also enjoyed the old tree in the courtyard.
  • Muy bonito
  • Very well preserved
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  • Very cute
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  • Very cute.
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