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Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima

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Address: Calle Lavalle s/n, Purmamarca Y4619ADA, Argentina

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Charming little church from colonial times.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2010
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Not as beautifully decorated as, for instance the church at Uquia further up the Valley, this church nonetheless is a typical example of the colonial places of worship in the region.

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RIo de Janeiro, Brazil
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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