Temples and Sanctuaries of Lima
The churches of this city compete with European beauty. Not surprisingly, for many years of the colony, Lima was the city of wealth and opulence. Almost all priestly orders are present with their churches representing competing them for their beauty.
The Cathedral of Lima
The façade of the cathedral is renaissance style with silver ornaments. Its tall towers with slate spires are neoclassic with styled influences from north Europe. It has three doors as most cathedrals. The main one (central one) is called principal door, the right one is called baptistery door and the left one is called forgiveness door.
San Francisco Church and Convent
The Church of San Francisco, located in the center of Lima, is a monumental architectural complex built in the seventeenth century and is composed of the basilica and the convent of San Francisco, as well as the Sanctuary of La Soledad and El Milagro Chapel.
Santo Domingo Church and Convent
The Church and Convent of Santo Domingo is the oldest in the city, completed in the last years of the sixteenth century, it was during the Colony's main cultural center of the city. Until 1643, the Universidad Mayor de San Marcos was here, founded in 1551. In the cloisters of Santo Domingo San Martin de Porras lived (1579-1639), who is buried along with the Santa Rosa Lima (1586-1617).
La Merced Church
The Church of Mercy began in the sixteenth century and culminated in the seventeenth. Its facade has a beautiful baroque decoration.
San Agustin Church
The port was built in 1710 with stone, and was decorated with beautiful ornaments. This consists of three naves and three streets, of which the center is where you access the building in where you can see the cover Churrigueresque which is one of the two covers more known throughout the city that reflect this style. In this body you can see a vertical arc cornice, and ten images related to Saint Augustine located in the facade.
Las Nazarenas Church
It houses in its main altar to the religious image of Peru: the Lord of Miracles. The Church of the Nazarene receives throughout the year, thousands of visitors, especially in October.