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Address: Cusarare, Mexico
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Historic church built in 1733 where twelve large paintings of the life of...

Historic church built in 1733 where twelve large paintings of the life of Mary were discovered.

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Best on Easter week, Semana Santa,

In the days preceding Easter the Tarahumara decorate the church inside and out and parade around with drums and feathers, carrying an effigy of the "Spanish Judas devil" which... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 April 2016
mjrg59
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

In the days preceding Easter the Tarahumara decorate the church inside and out and parade around with drums and feathers, carrying an effigy of the "Spanish Judas devil" which they ultimately burn.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

The mission (and most of the other missions we visited) is very rustic and old, but not like what I would imagine the cathedrals of Europe with statues and paintings. No this is just old and rustic and a little sad. There weren't any clergy around but a villager came and opened the place (tip expected) for us to view.... More 

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Creel, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Jesuit mission church built in the early 1700s which is still in use by The Tarahumara people or Raramuri as they call themselves. A very plain and mostly unadorned interior, with the pews lining the walls, leaving the center of the room free for dancing and ceremonies. There is also a human skull in a niche in the wall, which... More 

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Chihuahua, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

Cuzarare Mission is located in an Ejido populated mostly by Tarahumara families and is the gathering place for them to solve comunity or family issues, attend marriages or to celebrate their religious ceremonies like Candle light day, Easter holly week and day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Mission Cuzarare was build in 1744 by the Jesuit missionaries to convert the... More 

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San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

this mission is also near Creel and part of the tours offered trough the lodges, hotels and motels, these missions hold lots of history from a long past area, a time that brought much suffering to the Tarahumara Indians who had to hide from the Spaniards inside of the Copper Canyons, these attractions are worth visiting any day

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