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HISTORIC TOWNS OF THE COLCA VALLEY

HISTORIC TOWNS OF THE COLCA VALLEY
Peru
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BACKGROUND

The churches of the Colca Valley were built in the 17th century and have not been modified much since. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

WMF collaborated with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), along with the Autoridad del Colca AUTOCOLCA, the Municipality of Caylloma, and the National Institute of Culture INC (now Ministry of Culture), to help train local workers in traditional building crafts so they can restore their churches and maintain them in the future. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

These remote but highly significant churches have tremendous potential as tourist attractions, but many communities do not have the resources to maintain them. (...)

WMF JOURNAL

To read more about this project, see Hands-on Experience: Summer in Peru, a WMFJournal post from Patrick Kidd, a graduate student in the University of Pennsylvania’s historic preservation program.