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Ica Colonial Churches & Sites Once the Spaniards arrived in Peru, the Region of Ica took an important role due to its privileged location, fertile valleys, and warm water all year round. When the time came to choose a capital for the Viceroyalty of Peru, Lima and Ica were the winners. As a consequence, the Region of Ica maintained its importance in Peru and several large plantations were established during this period of time, resulting in the building of the owners' houses along with other buildings. In some cases, churches which were built had large plantations of their own. Nowadays, many of these buildings are open to public. Below is a list of the most important Colonial churches and buildings in the Region of Ica.
 Hacienda San Jose The main building has several underground passageways connecting it to other rooms and other buildings such as the church...
 Tacama Winery This is the first vineyard established by the Spaniards after their arrival in Peru (1540). From this location, grapes brought from... read more read more

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