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  • Iglesia De Santa Rosa Church
    Iglesia De Santa Rosa Church
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    Santo Domingo church

    by SirRichard Written Sep 24, 2005

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    The tiled patios

    Santo Domingo is the 2nd best known church here, after San Francisco. Is located near the Plaza de Armas too, and the convent and courtyards can be visited in guided tours. Just buy your ticket and wait till the group is big enough. Inside the building you will find 2 beautiful and quiet patios with amazing tiled walls (original spanish tiles of the 17th century). Here is the tomb of Santa Rosa de Lima and San Martin de Porres (one of the few black saints).

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    Iglesia y Santuario de Santa Rosa de Lima

    by TooTallFinn24 Written Nov 14, 2011

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    Iglesia De Santa Rosa Church
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    The first thing that strikes you about this church when you see it for the first time is the salmon red color. The church is built on the site where Santa Rosa, the parton saint of Lima was born. The Dominican sister used the original home as a hospital for the poor of Lima. Some of her relics and stories about the miracles she performed in the church are stored inside of the church. Entrance to the church is free.

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    La Merced

    by SirRichard Written Sep 22, 2005

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    La Merced

    This colonial church is maybe nicer inside than outside, tough its fron facade is outstanding. But as it is in a narrow street you can't really appreciate it at its best.
    In this church (at the original one) took place the first mass ever in Lima (1534).

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    Iglesia de la Merced

    by ThiagoRamos Written Feb 2, 2007

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    Iglesia de La Merced

    Iglesia de La Merced (La Merced Church) is another beautiful colonial church. The splendidly sculptured facade is certainly the most impressive I´ve seen in Lima!!!

    The church is located at Jiron de la Union, the most important pedestrian street in the city, which connects Plaza Mayor to Plaza San Martin.

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    Santo Domnigo church

    by Urzu Written Jul 9, 2008

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    Very close to the Plaza de Armas, if you follow Jirón Conde de Superunda, you will find the Santo Domingo church. Francisco Pizarro was the one that gave the land where the church stands to the order of Santo Domingo.
    Santo Domingo took longer than usual to get built, due to different factors, such as the earth quakes in the city, so you'll be able to see many different styles whithin the church.

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    La Merced

    by ValbyDK Updated Aug 3, 2012

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    La Merced

    We were walking down the shopping street, ‘Jiron de la Union’ (between Plaza San Martin and Plaza de Armas), when we noticed the impressive façade of the La Merced church. After we had admired its beauty from outside, we entered the church, but a mass was going on so we just stayed at the back, and didn’t have a closer look at the inside of the church…

    La Merced was the first church to be built in Lima about 500 years ago, and it is said that it was the site where the first mass took place. During the years, the church has been damaged by fire and earthquakes several times, but always rebuilt and restored. Most of today's church dates from the 18th century...

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    Outside the Historic District

    by grandmaR Written Feb 19, 2009

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    Modern church in plaza San Michael Archangel
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    We saw many other churches on our tours around Lima. The architecture was varied - some modern and some colonial. I don't have much information about these churches but thought the various architecture was interesting.

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    Shrine to St. Rose of Lima

    by littlesam1 Written Dec 10, 2010

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    St. Rose of Lima is the most revered saint in Peru. Here at the Shrine and Church to St. Rose of Lima you can learn her story, of how she burned her face with ashes to take away her beauty. The story of the lemon and orange tree, and also the story of the well which still exits today. People visit the shrine to pray and show respect for their patron saint. Many leave prayers and notes on cards and toss them into the remains of the well here at the Shrine.

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    The Santo Domingo Church, the...

    by montxito Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The Santo Domingo Church, the most beautiful and the only one (with the Cathedral) that you can't forget to visit. In this church lived San Martin de Porras (the first black saint) and San Rosa de Lima.

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    Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary/Santo Domingo

    by littlesam1 Written Dec 10, 2010
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    Saint Rose of Lima was the first saint to be named from the America's. Her story and history all took place in Lima. Santo Domingo or The Basilica of Our Lady of The Rosary is where her relics remain. You can view the skull of St. Rose of Lima inside the Basilica. We took a very long and extensive guided tour of the Basilica from a local woman who was at the church offering to lead guided tours. The church was very beautiful inside and is considered to be the best preserved in Lima. The building dates back to 1540 when its original construction began.

    If you are interested in the story of St. Rose of Lima this church should not be your only stop. The Shrine to St. Rose is just a few blocks away where you can visit the area where she lived and ministered and see her residence.

    If you are looking for an interesting souvineer there are tents and stalls around the Basilica where you can buy Rose scented rosary's.

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    IGLESIA-CONVENTO DE SANTO DOMINGO

    by RORRO72 Updated Mar 24, 2003
    Iglesia-Convento de Santo Domingo

    Este conjunto fue construido en el mismo solar que Pizarro concedió en 1535 al dominico fray Vicente de Valverde. Aquí se fundó la Universidad Mayor de San Marcos, la primera de América y el colegio de Santo Tomás, el más antiguo de Lima. También surgieron los primeros santos peruanos: San Martín de Porres y Santa Rosa de Lima.
    El templo ha sufrido numerosas transformaciones a lo largo del tiempo, muchas veces por terremotos y pese a las modificaciones que eliminaron los altares originales, su interior conserva imágenes originales y obras sublimes como la sillería del coro, la más antigua del Perú. Las dependencias del convento incluyen dos claustros, el principal de los cuales tiene en su planta baja arcos de medio punto con pilastras revestidas por azulejos sevillanos (1604 y 1606). Hay una serie de lienzos (primera mitad del siglo XVII) que relata la vida de San Antonio de Guzmán, siendo la primera serie de este tipo que se puso en un convento limeño. Desde el 2º claustro se puede acceder a la capilla de San Martín de Porres, el lugar más visitado del convento, pues aquí falleció el santo.Destaca también el artesonado de la Sala de Recibo y la Sala Capitular.

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    SANTUARIO DE SANTA ROSA DE LIMA

    by RORRO72 Written Mar 24, 2003
    Santuario de Santa Rosa de Lima

    La iglesia es construída en el lugar donde nació y vivió Isabel Flores de Oliva.
    Aquí se pueden apreciar los diversos ambientes de la casa, así como la ermita que construyó con ayuda en su hermano. La iglesia fue reconstruida en 1988.

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    IGLESIA-CONVENTO DE SAN AGUSTÍN

    by RORRO72 Written Mar 24, 2003
    Iglesia-Convento de San Agust��n

    En 1573 la orden agustina se trasladó desde su primer asentamiento en Lima al actual, ocupando el templo actual, en sus orígenes uno de los más suntuosos de Lima. Pese a todo, es uno de los edificios que más transformaciones han sufrido a lo largo de la historia, sea por terremotos, artillería, cambios de gusto, etc. Del primer templo queda la fachada-retablo (1710-1721).

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    IGLESIA DE LA MERCED

    by RORRO72 Updated Mar 27, 2003
    Portada de la Iglesia de La Merced

    La orden mercedaria llegó a Lima con los conquistadores, construyendo la primera iglesia de la ciudad. La portada principal -ejemplo del barroco limeño- fue construida entre 1697 y 1704, distinguiéndose por la incorporación de columnas salomónicas y la combinación de piedra gris y rosada. En el Altar mayor se encuentra la imagen de la Virgen de la Merced, patrona del Perú y de las Fuerzas Armadas.

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    ALTAR DE LA IGLESIA DE SAN PEDRO

    by RORRO72 Written Mar 28, 2003
    Altar Mayor de la Iglesia de San Pedro

    En el interior del templo, sobresalen sus hermosos altares cubiertos de pan de oro, así como la sacristía cuyo techo presenta pasajes de la vida de San Ignacio de Loyola; la Capilla de la Virgen de la O; la Peninteciaría, etc.

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