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.
The church of San Francisco houses a valuable collection of religious paintings that date from the colonial period to the
19th century. The work of the acclaimed canvas painter Francisco Zurbarán is a highlight. Also on display are other ...
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 ...
Magnificent examples of 17th and 18th century military architecture, these Panamanian forts on the Caribbean coast form part of the
defence system built by the Spanish Crown to protect transatlantic trade.