Iglesia San Juan Bautista began as a simple adobe chapel over 200 years ago. In 1876 it was rebuilt as a formal church, with a distinctly French-style faÃ§ade, and three gothic altars on the inside. In 1988, it was elevated to a sanctuary honoring the Virgin of Candlemas; thus its other, more common name: Santuario de la Candelaria. The church is the focus of Punoâ€™s main festival which honors the Virgen de la Candelaria (first week of February). The Virgin was adopted as the cityâ€™s spiritual guardian following the victory of Spanish troops over local tribes in the 16th century, though others claim it was because of her appearance to some miners during the 19th century.
JirÃ³n Lima, between Lambayeque and Santiago Giraldo, Parque Pino
Price Description: Free.
Relative price: Free
Open Hours from:Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 7:30 a.m.-noon, 4:30-7 p.m.; Sunday 6 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-8 p.m.
Travel Skills: None
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