COLONIAL LIMA

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Lima´s Main Square is the city´s true center, as it displays three of its most important colonial buildings: The Cathedral, Vice-Kings´ Palace which, today, is the Government´s Palace, also known as “Pizarro´s House”, and the City Hall.

The Cathedral occupies the site where the original one stood, in 1555. Indeed, the present building is the product of the reconstruction work directed by Jesuit Father Juan Rehr, after the 1746 earthquake. Its façade and inside decoration are austere, although the choir´s stalls stand-out, along with its altars and Conqueror Francisco Pizarro´s tomb.

The Torre Tagle Palace is one of the architectural monuments the Spanish Colony left in Lima. Its most outstanding aspect is the depurated beauty of this classical construction, in Lima´s luxurious Vice-regal architecture, from the beginning of the 17th century, with its asymmetric façade, sculpted stone doorway and the two beautiful carved wood Moorish style balconies that adorn its first floor.

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