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COTAHUASI


The County of The Union has as capital to Villa of Cotahuasi. Villa is to a height of 2,680 msnm and 379 km of the city of Arequipa; of those which, the half is asphalted and the affirmed other half, the time of journey of this distance varies between 9 and 10 hours. The road is loaded with a wide variety of landscapes with the presence of the Snowy ones: Coropuna, Solimana (6,093 mts. old apu of Contisuyo) and Sarasara.

Cotahuasi comes from Quechua two words, ccoto and huasi. The first mean "together" and the second "house", for what one can say that Cotahuasi means "house meetings", although other versions exist (for example: You marry dense, or you marry meetings, with narrow streets).

Our Lady's of Concepción Church

In the main square of Cotahuasi he/she is the Church of Our Mrs. of Concepción of Cotahuasi, of colonial origin, he/she has but of 170 years of antiquity. It presents the typical characteristics of the provincial temples. This built one in a neoclassical style; with ashlar and thick adobe walls. It possesses two bodies, in the first a Roman arch is observed or of half point with embedded pilasters; in the second body it is appreciated with the image of the Virgin of Inmaculadad Concepción, this body this crowned with a cross, and he/she has a skylight in the interior. The door this made of cedar with nails of the time. The biggest altar this recovered with bread of gold. He/she keeps valuable paintings of the school Arequipeña.



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