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Iglesia San Francisco de Paula

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Address: Uquia, Argentina
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Full-Day Tour to Humahuaca Gorge from Salta

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nice old church

It is very small church with old paintings on the walls. It was nice to see, but it is hard to spend there more then 20 min. And watch the time it is open, just few hours a... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
Rustem A
Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

It is very small church with old paintings on the walls. It was nice to see, but it is hard to spend there more then 20 min. And watch the time it is open, just few hours a day. I'd recommend to combine with Quebrada de los Senoritas, it is just 5 min of slow driving further. And take attention... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Delightful religious art from Cusco adorns the walls. We were told that the series of paintings was like a "manual" on how to use the musket. The angels have flamingo wings and are dressed in fancy 17th Century European clothing. The church was built in 1691 and the ceiling boards are made of cardoon cactus wood. The elaborately carved altarpiece... More 

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Reviewed 29 March 2016

My wife & had a short stop here on the way back from Humahuaca, as it's just set back from the main road. Worth a few minutes, as it's quite sweet and gives an impression of what small village churches may be like.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 15 January 2015

This is the kind of church located inside a small you'd drive past if you didn't know better. Luckily we were with Angelica Valdez de Zaleski who must know this region like the back of her hand. We stopped by the village about half an hour before the church was due to close to visitors at noon. The main attraction... More 

Thank K T
Old Tappan, NJ
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

We were lucky that our guide took us to see this church on the way to Humahuaca. We never would have found it without knowing about it in advance. It is in a very small town off the highway. It has the most beautiful gold altars and an oustanding collection of colonial paintings.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

This beautiful church in Uquia is one of the many colonial churches in Jujuy. It has a fine collection of paintings from the Cusco School of Art . (the Incas were taught to paint for the Spanish and put their own symbols in the paintings) There are nine angel paintings. When the Indians were told to paint angels, they did... More 

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Reviewed 25 December 2012

You must plan a visit to this unique church and see the development and transformation of cristian religeous paintings when it moves from Europe to SA. A must see place.

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Reviewed 16 November 2012

This church is lovely and the paintings are amazing; 9 angeles arcabuceros. It is a bit of an effort to get there from Salta - by bus - but well worth the effort.

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