Iglesia de Uquía

Quebrada de Humahuaca

It’s not often that you imagine the heavenly host armed with muzzle-loading weapons, but in this roadside village’s picturesque 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. There’s also a gilt altarpiece with fine painted panels.

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