Region of Lima

Lima colonial churches

& Sites

Once the Spaniards arrived inPeru,Lima was founded as the City of Kings (later to be named Lima) andwas chosen to be the Capitalof the Vice-royalty of Peru (the most important one in South America). This occupancy led to the constructionof severalimportant buildings andchurches whichreflected allthe luxury and opulence that existed in Europe at that time.

Below is a list of themost important ColonialChurches andbuildings inthe Region of Lima:
 

Cathedral of Lima

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1 hour is usually needed to visit all rooms. If a guide is hired, this visit can take longer.

Location: MainSquare of Lima (Lima Downtown), District of Lima, Lima Province and Region

Building Time Period & Architectural Style: Construction began in 1535 and ended in 1538, but it has been rebuilt on several occasions, maintaining the original structure and facade. The Cathedral has several styles, such as Renaissance, Neoclassic, and Gothic

Convent of San Francisco & Catacombs

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The Convent and Church are an exhibition of art in its architecture and works of art. There is art as old as 400 years (painting from Italian artist Angelino Medoro) .

Location: San Francisco Square (Corners of Jiron Ancash and Jiron Lompa), District of Lima, Lima Province and Region

Building Time Period & Architectural Style: The original building was built in the 1500s, but it collapsed inthe early 1600s. A new buildingwas started in 1657 and inaugurated in 1672. It has a Baroque style.

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