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Iglesia de San Jose

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Address: Plaza 9 de Julio, Cachi, Argentina
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A nice example of Northwest Argentine of a traditional church

Larger and with a higher ceiling than most (but still the cactus wood), this is a pleasant church. The stations of the cross are in local tapistry style, not great art, but an... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
Mary T
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The confessional box made of cactus wood was is an interesting use of this material. The lack of much decoration probably reflects the small size of Cachi and the wealth of the town.

Thank Michael N
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Larger and with a higher ceiling than most (but still the cactus wood), this is a pleasant church. The stations of the cross are in local tapistry style, not great art, but an interesting naïve style.

Thank Mary T
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Like the rest of Cachi, the Iglesias offers a look back into the past, a reminder of a slower more peaceful pace. Look closely the church confessional and ceiling is made of cactus.

Thank John W
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Spent a while admiring the church admits a raging heat and swirling wind. Overall it's worth going into and spending a few minutes enjoying the quiet. Respect the parishioners in the church - the town is very religious and they were there praying.

Thank Andrew M
Kauai, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Typical Catholic church right next to the main square. Very dark and cool inside. Well kept. There was a dog sleeping in the entrance next to a big stone pot with a water dish under it. Cute!

Thank extendedranger
Don Lorenzo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2015

This is a small simple church with an architecture similar to that found throughout the region. While there is nothing outstanding about it is freshly pained, immaculately maintained and it would be interesting to attend a service there.

Thank roamer70
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 January 2015

A very nice church to visit if you are in town. Situated on the main town square. it is easy to find. Very simplistic and calm atmosphere. It's not worth making any special effort to

Thank Dajoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Nice little Church built with cardones. Free attraction on main place Not can be compared to notre dame, but nice!

Thank Pz1965
Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 19 September 2014

This Church is a MUST SEE..... It's Magical in it's own Simplicity...It stands tall and proud in the middle of Cachi. It's centraly located, you can't miss it. If you have a chance, make sure to stay and catch sunset happen right behind it...it makes for a Beautiful Picture you'll feel so very fortunate to have witnessed!

Thank alikeller7
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

A very simple church, quite beautiful and on the main plaza - it makes for great photo opportunities. On the inside though is the real treat - the roof is supported by beams of cactus wood, making this place unusual and unique of all the places of worship I've visited anywhere in the world. The locals around the square are... More 

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