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The Churches of Popayán - Historical Building Popayán - Colombia

Take refuge from Popayán's afternoon showers in the sanctuary of one of her churches. The schedule of masses and church hours is in the telephone book.


Catedral Basílica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Calle 5, between Carreras 6 and 7, Parque Caldas)


La Encarnación (Calle 5 and Carrera 5)—This once-cloister temple was designed by Jesuit Simon Schenherr, who had designed many South American churches.


San José (Calle 5 and Carrera 8)—Another church Simon Schenherr creation.La Ermita (Calle 5, between Carreras 2 and 3)


Belén (up hill at the end of Calle 4)—The home of the Ecce Homo Christ statue affords great views over the city.


El Carmen (Calle 4, between Carreras 3 and 4)


Santo Domingo (Calle 4 and Carrera 5)--The exterior is a good example of rococo Andalusian architecture.


San Francisco (Calle 4 and Carrera 9)


San Agustín (Calle 7 and Carrera 6)--In a side chapel is an impressive statue of Christ kneeling upon a silver globe. The altar screen is is repousséed silver, and its Virgen Dolorosa is adorned in silver.

Popayán, Colombia

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