Santa Ana, Maca

Santa Ana Church, Maca

 

 

 

 

Maca is a tiny village some fourteen and a half miles west of Chivay, our second leg stretch of the morning en route to Colca Canyon. It was nearly destroyed by repeated eruptions of  nearby Sabancaya Volcano in the late 1980's because it sits on a geographic fault line and is continually disturbed by earthquakes. The village’s charming church, Santa Ana, is damaged but still standing. The facade is decorated with miniature false pillars, carved flowers and a curious balcony that was used by missionaries to preach and present images to the natives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

ALL IN ALL A TREASURE WHERE WE LEAST EXPECTED IT

 

 

 

 

 

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