Historic Center of Lima, Peru — Part 1


Plaza San Martin

Plaza San Martin

The Golden Princess departed San Martin shortly after our return from our excursion to Islas Ballestas.  The next morning we arrived at the seaport of Callao, which serves Lima, the capital of Peru.  The architecture here is stunning.  Here you see some of the buildings surrounding Plaza San Martin:

Plaza San Martin

Plaza San Martin

Plaza San Martin

Plaza San Martin

Lima is also famous for its balconies, many of which date back to when Peru was a Viceroyalty of Spain.  Here are some examples:

Example of Lima's famed balconies

Example of Lima’s famed balconies

Balcony closeup

Balcony closeup

Lima balcony

Lima balcony

Another great area of Lima for photographers is Plaza Mayor.  Here you’ll find the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace of Lima as well as the Cathedral of Lima, and the Municipal Palace, among other architectural gems.

Archbishop's Palace of Lima, Plaza Mayor

Archbishop’s Palace of Lima, Plaza Mayor

Cathedral of Lima, Plaza Mayor

Cathedral of Lima, Plaza Mayor

As impressive as these structures are, make sure you get a closeup of the main entrance to the Cathedral, Portada del Perdón — the “Door of Forgiveness”.

Cathedral Portada del Perdón

Cathedral Portada del Perdón

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