This Catholic cathedral was finished in 1862, when the facade and the imposing Corinthian columns of the pronaos at the ... More
This Catholic cathedral was finished in 1862, when the facade and the imposing Corinthian columns of the pronaos at the entrance were completed. The remains of the Great Liberator General Jose de San Martín rest in a guarded mausoleum, flanked by three statues representing Liberty, Commerce and Labour along with seals of the nation's neighboring countries. Its renaissance elements include the tiled dome, and the architectural floor plan of a Latin cross, comprised of three naves, divided by pilasters and interconnected chapels. Paintings and sculptures of European artists from the 18th Century and the baroque Altarpiece from Alto Peru are highlights.
Every wall of this cathedral is covered in history from top to bottom, even the lamp outside the church has a meaning, inside it´s all about art and history, it is really a great place to bring family.
Dislikes- a lot of children asking for money outside the building, practically stalking tourists.
Likes- The architecture is amazing. Also, the remains of Gral. Saint Martin (who freed Argentina) are kept inside with a 24/7 army guard. The entrance is free and there are security guards almost everywhere.
Overall: must see
This is one of the largest and most beautiful squares in Lima, and one which has been notably influenced by
French architecture. It was opened on the 28th of July, 1921, in honor of the first century of the ...
The design of this beautiful cathedral was inspired by the Toledo Cathedral in Spain. The building was begun in 1805
but then underwent mishap after mishap, such as the earthquakes of 1812 and 1894, the War of Independence, and ...
A fine example of 18th century Ecclesiastic architecture, the facade is full of columns, niches and other baroque embellishments, in
contrast to the asymmetry of the spires. Close to the sea and dominating one of the main squares within ...