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LIMA COLONIAL CHURCHES & SITES Once the Spaniards arrived in Peru, Lima was founded as the City of Kings (later to be named Lima) and was chosen to be the Capital of the Vice-royalty of Peru (the most important one in South America). This occupancy led to the construction of several important buildings and churches which reflected all the luxury and opulence that existed in Europe at that time. Below is a list of the most important Colonial Churches and buildings in the Region of Lima:  Convent of San Francisco & Catacombs One and a half hours is usually needed to visit all rooms. The tour is guided in English, but you need to wait until there are enough people ...
 Cathedral of Lima The construction of the Cathedral began in 1535 and ended in 1538, but several buildings were added along the way...
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