Places in Quebrada de Humahuaca
Little Purmamarca, 3km west of the highway, sits under celebrated Cerro de los Siete Colores (Hill of Seven Colors), a spectacular, jagged formation resembling the marzipan fantasy of a megalomaniac pastry chef. The village is postcard-pretty, with ochre adobe houses and ancient algarrobo trees by the bijou 17th-century church.
It’s not often that you imagine the heavenly hosts armed with muzzle-loading weapons, but in this roadside village’s fabulous 17th-century church that’s just what you see. A restored collection of Cuzco-school paintings – the ángeles arcabuceros (arquebus-wielding angels) – features Gabriel, Uriel et al putting their trust in God but keeping their powder dry.
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