Colonial Churches in the Andes

Churches abound in Bolivia and Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion. During the colonial period Spanish Franciscan, Dominican and Jesuit priests accompanied the first Spanish colonists to establish a Catholic presence in the New World and convert the native populations to Christianity. Colonial churches in the Andes show the syncretism used by the Spaniards related with the Andean Gods, like the Sajama Mountain. The most impressive ones are Curahuara de Carangas and Tomarapi Church.

Location: La Paz, Sucre, Potosí

Duration: 1 to 5 days

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