Iglesia San Francisco de Paula

Iglesia San Francisco de Paula

Iglesia San Francisco de Paula
4.5

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kvasir
London, UK1,246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The humble exterior of this little white painted church, established in 1691, gives no clue to its imposing interior. The ornate altar, resplendent in gold leaf, is completed by the paintings of soldier angels.

Check for access, as some renovation work is going on.
Written 2 March 2020
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RickW230
Palm Springs, CA37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
There is no information provided at the church as to what you are seeing. But it's worth checking out "Aracabucero" on the internet to learn about these paintings and how they are historically significant. If you have that information, then this church is very much worth seeing.
Written 27 July 2019
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Jupiter81
Rome, Italy492 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
The Church of San Francisco de Paula has to be visited. Stop at Uquia an enter into this little jewel (it's very easy to find and you don't lose a lot of time doing it). ithe most beautiful thing are the painting inside: the 8 angels soldiers, even if now are only 4 to be viewed because the other are in restaurating. Magnificent costumes, wings and weapons. Fantastic!
Written 9 May 2019
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Deborah T
Chicago, IL1,115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We stopped by this small church in this small village on our way back to Tilcara one afternoon and I am so glad we did.

This church possesses the most unique paintings of angels I have ever seen. They are called Angels Arcabuseros. Only four original paintings remain and one is being restored. The story is that artisans studying under Spanish artists painted what they knew. So the angels wings were modeled from flamingo wings and the angels were Spanish soldiers. The difficult details of the paintings were done by the Spanish experts. These paintings are from 1691 and should be in a museum where the environment is better to protect them. There is an amazing altar made from 17 kilos of gold leaf. The ceiling is made from cactus wood. You cannot take photos inside the church.

A very surprising and worthwhile stop!
Written 24 March 2019
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Stephanie2006_10
London, UK105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
The Iglesia San Francisco is a must see if you are travelling to Humahuaca (another must see). The church looks like something from a Leone Western and the paintings inside are quite wonderful - 9 angels dressed as 17th century Spanish soldiers in the most elaborate costumes, all with wings and weapons. Fabulous!
Written 9 December 2018
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line lundsbakke... p
Buenos Aires, Argentina82 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
We went there and did get it, we walked in and didn’t se much, nor found any information about the church. Would skip it, but the market outside is nice.
Written 23 May 2018
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winsoc1953
Frenchay, UK118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Quiet village church with fascinating insight into early colonial times.
The paintings of angels, guns and flamingo wings are the obvious highlight. However the small token cabinet full of tiny silver offerings is very poignant.
The solid silver key to the church is worth holding in your hand if the caretaker will allow - just ponder on who else has held it over the last few hundred years!
Written 17 March 2018
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Rustem A
Moscow, Russia55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
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 to the souvenir shop: the prices on the similar items are higher in the villages and towns around.
Written 15 January 2017
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Mary T
Buenos Aires, Argentina2,936 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
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 is covered in gold leaf. A lovely and historic little church.
Written 6 July 2016
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Henso
Bournemouth, UK199 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
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.
Written 29 March 2016
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