Santo Domingo Church
Santo Domingo, the oldest convent in Lima , is one the city's most peaceful spots due to its harmonious architectural style. Consisting of a series of cloisters and courtyards surrounded by service areas and community halls, to the right of its main altar, you will find the final resting places of Saint Rose of Lima , San Martin de Porres and the beatified Juan Masías.
Church and Convent of San Francisco
Due to its magnificent harmony of volume and color, San Francisco is considered by some as the greatest architectural complex of its kind in Latin America. Its construction was started in 1542 and completed in 1674.The convent, the cloisters and gatehouse are decorated with tiles from Seville. In the basement are underground galleries or catacombs that, during the Viceroyalty, served as a cemetery for the city.
The Cathedral of Lima
Facing the Main Square (Plaza Mayor) , the Cathedral has undergone countless modifications throughout its 463 years of history yet still maintains, unlike the buildings which surround it, its colonial structure and facade. Today, the Cathedral rises majestically in the heart of Lima. It is a symbol of the city; maybe because it was born with the city or perhaps because in its first lateral chapel there is an urn with the ashes of Francisco Pizarro, the 'conquistador' and founder of this thrice-crowned town.
Church of Jesus Maria
Located at the intersection of Moquegua and Camaná streets, the church of Jesus Maria is the purest and most simple model of the Lima monastic chapel in Colonial days. A small temple; although slightly small-townish, of perfect structural harmony and abundant in delicate grace. The facade admiringly reveals its interior and its front and turrets are like the luminous vertex of an invariable equilateral triangle. The pulpit and altar are opulent and resplendent. The gold plate suggests shapes and luxuries of Oriental origin.
Temple of las Nazarenas
It is the finest and more harmonious example of 18th Century religious architecture. The facade has a delicate elliptic arch, elongated by its curves culminating in niches and small windows.The building of Las Nazarenas marked the official consecration to the worship of the Señor de los Milagros (Lord of the Miracles); an image painted in Mid 17th Century by a black slave and which on remaining intact after the devastating earthquakes of 1655, 1687 and 1746, became the object of great devotion maintained to these days.
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