Considered to be the largest and highest island found off the Peruvian coast, it is eight kilometers long, three kilometers ... More
Isla San Lorenzo
Considered to be the largest and highest island found off the Peruvian coast, it is eight kilometers long, three kilometers wide and 370 meters high. Here, you can find natural caves, abysses, beaches and ravines that offer magical views. The historian Francisco Quiroz proved that the English pirate Jacobo Heremite Clerck, who died in 1624, is buried on this island. The island also served as a refuge for the Spanish Armada in 1866 during the Battle of Angamos. At the moment, the deserted island is controlled by the Navy. It is accessible by boat or by ferry, which leaves from Puerto del Callao. The journey takes about 30 minutes on average.
In the 18th Century, Viceroy Manuel de Amat, who had a passion for architecture, started to draw up plans for
the construction of this plaza. Inaugurated in 1766, it is considered to be the oldest in America. Originally, it ...
This has fabulous places for surfing fans, including El Peñascal (in the north) and el Huayco y la Ribera Norte.
La Ribera Sur has rocks and many breakwaters, which makes it perfect for people who enjoy water sports. Next ...
This excellent example of baroque colonial architecture is comprised of the Convent of San Francisco, and the Capilla de la
Soledad y del Milagro (Chapel of Solitude and of the Miracle), which has a neo classical facade. Dating from ...
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