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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  • October 3, 2017
    small temple of silo 17TH. With pictures of the Angees harquebusiers, brought from Cuzco. Worth out of the way and take a look.
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  • October 3, 2017
    It is a small church that holds a priceless treasure. 9 images of the Ángeles Arcabuceros are magnificent. Photos may not be taken but offer a drop-down with pictures.
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  • September 18, 2017
    A building dating back to the 17TH century, inside the altar is carved in wood and gold leaf and other treasures is a key. made in solid pure silver. Its walls you can see pictures of 'archangels harquebusiers' a series of paintings dating from the second half of the 17TH century. "According to data a legend concerning the origin of these pictures, the Spaniards asked the aborigines of the by then Viceroyalty of the Alto Peru who painted"Angels"thing in Aboriginal cosmography did not exist when they asked, as they were the" Angels"? they were told, "are like us but with wings" from there that the archangels have the dress of a Spanish soldier of that time with wings and arquebus. Beyond the anecdotal and true or not of the legends is a must-see if you make a tour around the beautiful Jujuy. Ahhh if they want to complete the visit with a good deed may lead in their backpacks some school supplies since children who are always on the door do not ask for money, only ask for pencils of colors or pens or other useful school.
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  • November 23, 2016
    The Church of San Francisco de Paula was built in 1691 and also declared a national historical monument. American-style and with Jesuit influence, keeps the oldest altarpiece of region, Golden foil, wood and a treasure that is hard to beat: a series of paintings known as "Los ángeles arcabuceros", or "Nine Angels gentlemen", of Cuzco origin, that are there from mid-18th century. The angels are represented dresses such as the Spanish military wore at the time of Carlos II.
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  • February 5, 2017
    Very good its colonial architecture, beautiful Angels pictures alcabuseros...
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  • July 29, 2016
    A place full of spirituality, were all Ángeles Arcabuceros, much peace! The Holy, the key, all.
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  • June 5, 2016
    See los Ángeles arcabuceros was one of the most beautiful things in my life. Unforgettable.
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  • January 25, 2016
    Beautiful place
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