NileGuide Expert Says:
An opportunity to get close to this painting revered by thousands of believers.
Huancavelica 515, with Tacna Avenue
, cuadra 5
tel: + 51 1 423571
NileGuide Expert tip:
Preferably, arrive very early in the morning!
History states in 1655 that a black slave painted this image of Christ crucified on the wall of one of the slaves' quarters: soon after, an earthquake destroyed Lima, but the painted wall remained. The fact was considered a miracle and the image came to be worshipped, with the viceroy himself among its devotees. The image, known nowadays the Lord of the Miracles, has become the patron and protector of Lima, and church you see today was built on the place of the original painting. A replica is carried in an impressive procession that gathers thousands of his devotees onto Lima's streets.