- Type: Religious Sights
NileGuide Expert Says:
Lovely gardens, imppressive cloisters, full of history
NileGuide Expert tip:
Don't forget to visit church's altars and the and museum.
- The construction for the first church and cloisters of the Dominican Order was completed in 1578. The Altar de Los Santos Peruanos—a magnificent neo-classical Altar to The Peruvian Saints is decorated in turquoise and gold. Other highlights include the chapel of San Martín de Porres, the altar to the Virgen del Rosario (Virgin of the Rosary) and the beautiful sculpture made by Italian artist Melchor Caffa of Santa Rosa de Lima. The church boasts one of the most beautiful panelled ceilings in Lima. A museum is open to the public and provides Spanish and English speaking guides, who receive voluntary donations. Admission required for museum.
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