Peru in 1906; With a Brief Historical and Geographical Sketch

Peru in 1906; With a Brief Historical and Geographical Sketch

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...1625. The great earthquake of 1746, which caused the downfall of Lima, also destroyed the work of such great sacrifices and anxiety., Rebuilt on the same spot, that is to say on the eastern side of the principal square, and in the same form which it has today, it was concluded in 1758. It has five naves, each of nine arches or vaults, and its two sides are formed by ten chapels, in one of which are deposited the remains of the Conqueror Francisco Pizarro. The high altar, separated from the remainder of the edifice, occupies the centre of the principal nave, and is surrounded by a beautiful set of stalls made of cedar and mahogany. In the temple and vestry there are paintings of considerable merit, and among these one of the celebrated artist Murillo. After the Cathedral follow in importance the temples of the principal convents of Lima; among these the most beautiful is that of the order of San Francisco. In the construction, of this Church and Convent were spent more than two millions of dollars. The principal cloister still preserves almost intact the character of its ancient magnificence; the walls are decorated with splendid glazed tiles, and the carvings of the roofs, of exquisite taste, are also works of great merit. The churches of the Convents of Santo Domingo, la Merced and San Agustin are likewise handsome edifices. The Church of San Pedro, which belonged to the principal Convent of San Pedro and San Pablo, of the jesuits, is noted for the loftiness of its naves, and for its higher parts splendidly gilded and covered with sculptures. The Churches belonging to the Convent of the Buenamuerte and that of the Descalzos are edificesof a more modest cha racter. Besides the temples already mentioned, there are also the following: San...
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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236563697
  • 9781236563699