Iglesia de las Nazarenas
Casa de la Riva
This handsome, 18th-century mansion features beautiful wooden balconies, an elegant patio and period furnishings.
Casa-Capilla de San Martín de Porres
Right across the street from the Santuario de Santa Rosa de Lima, this building (now a center of religious study) commemorates the...
Santuario de Santa Rosa de Lima
Honoring the first saint of the Americas, this plain, terracotta-hued church on a congested avenue is located roughly at the site of her...
Built in 1909, the gorgeous Teatro Segura puts on opera, plays and ballet.
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Iglesia de las Nazarenas information
One of Lima’s most storied churches was part of a 17th-century shantytown inhabited by former slaves. One of them painted an image of the Crucifixion on a wall here. It survived the devastating earthquake of 1655 and a church was built around it (the painting serves as the centerpiece of the main altar) in the 1700s. The church has been rebuilt many times since but the wall endures.
On October 18 each year a representation of the mural, known as ‘El Señor de los Milagros’ (Christ of Miracles), is carried around in a tens-of-thousands-strong procession that lasts for days.