Mother Church of San Nicolás de Tolentino

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  • Visiting Hours: During mass.
  • Location: Main Plaza.

Built in the 17th century by Augustinian priests. This Baroque church features two pointed arches, a double-gabled roof, and pointed domes covered with mosaics. Inside the church, the high altar is carved from wood and features mosaics, while the stained-glass windows portray scenes from the life of Jesus, with images of saints and the Virgin Mary, as well as a fabulous sculpture of Christ.

  • A: Tumbes Main square
  • B: Church of San Nicolás de Tolentino

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Mother Church of San Nicolás de Tolentino

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Visiting Hours: During mass. Location: Main Plaza. Built in the 17th century by Augustinian priests. This Baroque church features two pointed arches, a double-gabled roof, and pointed domes covered with mosaics. Inside the church, the high altar is carved...

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White rice mixed with extract from black scallops, giving it an exquisite color and flavor. This dish is served with fried yucca and/or fried plantain.

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