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Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima

Lavalle s/n, Purmamarca, Argentina
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Purmamarca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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RIo de Janeiro, Brazil
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

People from the Puna are very religious and treat the church as a serious part of their daily culture and rituals. August is "pagan time", when they have nice indoors cerimonies for the "pacha mama".

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Sarasota, Florida
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29 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

this well preerved church is simple a beautiful. built hundreds of years ago it is unique and lovely

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

After a long day travelling we decided to visit the church, an easy walk on Sunday evening. Arriving to this typical clean and open to all, beautiful Santa Rosa de Lima church, every one where busy preparing for mass and invited us to read during the ceremony. What a delighfull surprise, the people, priest, ambience and emotions during that ceremony.... More

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Gjovik, Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

This is a very nice and relaxing place. The sunrise in the valley is lifegiving:-)

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Sao Paulo, SP
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

take your time to stroll around the square with its vendors and artisans, to the right of the church you'll see a tree that is supposedly more than 1000 years old, then you go inside the church and if you're lucky you'll find kids dancing in front of the church, like we found the night before "Reyes Magos".

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Rosario
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Take the time to visit this little church. Even if is not open the first time, go back another day. The paintings (XVII Century) are incredibly wonderful. All of them, but the ones at the altar, narrate episodes in the life of Santa Rosa de Lima, the first Catholic saint native to the Americas (Lima, Perú)

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2010

This beautiful church was built in 1648. The ceiling comes from the local "cardones" (cactus plants). Like most churches in the area, it's whitewashed and contains paintings from the Cuzco school which are centuries old. It's right in front of Purmamarca's main square, so you can't miss it. Take a look at the ancient tree to the right of the... More

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