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Small, yes. Run-down, maybe. Cracked, definitely. Fascinating - definitely, though an educated guide helps!
If you are in the square it is just behind you. It's damage is all earthquake based and the fact that it is still in need of 'help' is down to...More
The church, with its roughly scaffolded tower, occupies one side of the main square of the village. Inside, in contrast with the poor & drab surroundings of the village itself, the church is clean and beautiful, with some beautiful artwork. If in the village, do...More
Like most tourists, I visited this church during a brief stopover of our tour while riding from Chivay to Cruz del Condor.
The church seems over-sized if referred to the actual importance of the town; but to know that Yanque throughout the whole colonial period...More
Do not miss this church when passing Yanque, it is definitely worth visiting (although yet another one). We like the outside, the length and the architecture with entrance in the middle of the long side.
Nice small square with a church. Free entrance for a quick peek around. Tons of street vendors and ladies with baby alpaca and falcons for pictures. I tried to avoid the ladies with birds because I was told they stole the wild birds from their...More
The old colonial churches of Peru look like European churches that melted a bit under the heat. :-) This of course only adds to the charm and character. The Immaculate Conception Church is no different but what made this special to me is the live...More