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PeruGT Spanish Colonial Church

A cache by Valle de Yanamarca Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/28/2013
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is beside the oldest church in the valley

Este cache está al lado de la iglesia más antigua en el valle

During the Colonial era, the Spanish settlers built this chapel in the 17th century. Before that time, it was a sacred site of the Xauxa civilization. There are a few remants of a ceremonial center on the hill above the chapel, and a sacred spring nearby that is still used for Andean rituals today. The chapel is now in the town of Yanamarca. The Yanamarca river flows near the church also. It’s not clear whether the Valley of Yanamarca was named for the river or the town, or vice-versa.


Durante la época colonial, los colonos españoles construyeron esta capilla en el siglo 17. Antes de ese momento, era un sitio sagrado de la civilización Xauxa. Hay algunas remants de un centro ceremonial en la colina por encima de la capilla, y un manantial sagrado cercano que todavía se utiliza para rituales andinos hoy. La capilla se encuentra en la ciudad de Yanamarca. El río Yanamarca fluye cerca de la iglesia también. No está claro si el Valle de Yanamarca fue nombrado para el río o la ciudad, o al contrario.

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