Near the historic city center of Lima, Peru, is a magnificent structure with an incredible outdoor courtyard. This is the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and the Convent of Santo Domingo. That’s quite a mouthful, so most just call it Santo Domingo. The exterior façade, impressive as it may be, doesn’t really hint at the wonders you’ll find inside.
I’m going to spend most of today’s blog post on the exterior and the outdoor courtyard contained within the structure’s walls. Wednesday we’ll spend some time inside.
But to get to the courtyard you must first pass beneath this rather impressive wood-ceiling”
After passing through here you come into the courtyard with its detailed tile walls and columns:
Here you can see in great detail some of the tiles that surround the courtyard:
The courtyard itself is home to the lovely cloister garden:
Towering above the cloister courtyard is the convent belfry:
Here is today’s gallery. Click on any image below to enlarge and bring up today’s slide show: