Iglesia San Francisco de Paula, Uquia

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#5 of 17 in Historic Sites in Province of Jujuy
Duck in for a quick visit to Iglesia San Francisco de Paula, a small, unassuming church located in a quiet village. Constructed from adobe in an American style, the church dates back to the 17th century. Head inside to see to the intricately-carved altar of wood and gold leaf. Once inside, pay special attention to the colonial-era paintings of the arcabuseros angels, brought from Cusco. Leave your camera at home, as the church does not allow photography. Use our Province of Jujuy road trip app to arrange your visit to Iglesia San Francisco de Paula and other attractions in Province of Jujuy.
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  • On the road to Humahuaca is a small town: Uquia. In addition to the grandeur of the landscape, the beautiful and ancient church near the square can be seen. It is a small church with work carried out in the Woods and you can see angeles them Arquebusiers. The Church dates from the 1600 approximately. It is worth passing.
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  • The small church is a national monument since the 1940s. Adobe building roofed cardon, its brought the Peru altarpiece, is a sublime piece of gold-plated wood. The Church keeps 9 pictures of the "Angeles Harquebusiers', painted by the Cuzco school at the request of the Spanish. Carefully, worth Contemplenlos view the details in the images. Another thing to point out is their door, original, with its lock which is operated with a nearly 700 grams silver key. They can ask the doorman to weigh it. You are not allowed to take pictures inside and closes at 16:00. In the square in front of the Church, a market of ceramic and regional articles
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  • small church filled with history, unfortunately when we arrived already had closed, around there is spectrum with crafts, we were eager to see angeles them arcabuceros
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  • Church of the XVII century is 120 km from SSdeJujuy, is a simple Church like all the North, its those difference over his paintings of "Angeles Arcabuceros" and ask the sr that you care to show them the key and what weighs...
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  • The two-day Bolivia tour, which started in San Salvador de Jujuy, we came UQUÍA also in the nondescript village. At the entrance, I greeted two begging girls who had their photograph taken only against payment of gratuity. Great was my surprise when I discovered a beautiful "gold altar" in the small village church.
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  • Beautiful place
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  • Old chapel, beautifully preserved. Excellent paintings of angeles them Arquebusiers. Pidanle which takes care of showing them the key of the Chapel, is the original, huge and heavy.
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  • pure history
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