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CHURCH SAN LUCAS DE COLAN


The church San Lucas of Colán, it was built during the first years of the colony, constituting you like one of the first Christian churches, been founded in the Peruvian territory.

The church is located to the entrance of the spa (The emerald), this built one on a natural mound and inside the context of a superior level of the town.

It stands out their main altarpiece with the nobiliary shield, sculpted in the door of the tabernacle: (Carved of an eagle) that according to the heraldry he/she is the queen of the birds and it is connotation of the reign, excellent piece and that often he/she is in the nobiliary shields.

In the case that we refer, it is an eagle esployada and it is crowned, that is to say he/she has two heads with a single body, two paws and two wings lifted on high, with the low line, King's crown is superimposed heads between two.

For the referred characteristics he/she has similarity with the nobiliary Shield of the family of Habsburgos dynasty that Spain governed among 1514 to 1700. Habsburgo is natives of Suabria (Germany), linked with Austria, one of their genealogical branches you emparienta with Spain, for Felipe's marriage Maximiliano's Beautiful son I with Juana the Local one, the Catholic kings' daughter.

The detail detected in the tabernacle door deserves special attention for the information that can provide with respect to the antiquity of the church, since he/she makes suppose that it was built to stand out the memory of the kings from Spain governed by the dynasty of Habsburgo among the XVI centuries to the XVIII one.

It possesses a bell that dates of 1908, however for consulted documentation, in 1830 don Francisco Helguero gift a bell for the tower and a bell for the service.

NATIONAL MONUMENT

Considering the importance of the church San Lucas of Colán, the historical value of the town and the artistic evidences that keep in their interior, to proposal of the departmental institute of the culture of Piura, the supreme court government sent R.S. Nº date 027-83-ED January of 1983, 20 declaring national monument to the Church San Lucas of Colán, located in the county of Paita, department of Piura. He/she accompanies copy of the supreme respective Resolution.

The church possesses a rich patrimony artistic piece of furniture, integrated by altarpieces, size imagenerias seen, it carves of dressing, it carves candlestick, it carves articulate, it works pictorial of canvas and chart, liturgical object as custodies, bells glassware, chandeliers, furniture, etc.

Source: www.municolan.gob.pe/descargas/historia_iglesia_de_colan.doc



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