After the Cathedral of Lima, we are leaving the church and going to the next destination the Santo Domingo convent in Lima. It takes about 5 minutes on foot.
Built in 1578, the Basilica and Convento Santo Domingo is an architectural complex of religious buildings under the patronage of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Its construction began during the founding of Lima and concluded at the end of the 16th century. It took about fifty years.
Rose of Lima (1586 – 1617) was a member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic in Lima, Peru, who became known for both her life of severe asceticism and her care of the needy of the city through her own private efforts. A lay member of the Dominican Order, she has been declared a saint by the Catholic Church, being the first person born in the Americas to be canonized.
Saint Martin de Porres (1579 – 1639), was a lay brother of the Dominican Order who was canonized in 1962.
He grew up in a poor family, however, later he was noted for work on behalf of the poor, establishing an orphanage and a children’s hospital.
He is the patron saint of mixed-race people, barbers, innkeepers, public health workers, and all those seeking racial harmony. Explanation board of the reliquary says “The urn in which the body and relics of Sant John Macias were conserved until the 1930s. Cedar wood, bronze, inlaid with gemstones. The leather from the cot on which Saint John Macias died is kept in the urn.”
The room of St. John Macías (San Juan Macias 1585 – 1645) was a Spanish-born Dominican lay brother who evangelized in Peru in 1620. He was venerated by the local laity in Peru and canonized in 1975.
Explanation board of the reliquary says “The urn in which the body and relics of Sant John Macias were conserved until the 1930s. Cedar wood, bronze, inlaid with gemstones. The leather from the cot on which Saint John Macias died is kept in the urn.”
The interior of the Iglesia Convent de Santo Domingo was very beautiful. It was a long flight. But it was worth having come to Lima. After this we are going to the Restaurant Huaca Pucllana to have dinner. It is located in the open air museum of Huaca Pucllana Pyramid in Miraflores Lima.
The Huaca Pucllana is a great adobe and clay pyramid located in the Miraflores district of central Lima, built from seven staggered platforms.
The Huaca Pucllana served as an important ceremonial and administrative center for the advancement of the Lima Culture, a society which developed in the Peruvian Central Coast between the years of 200 AD and 700 AD.
After dinner, we are going to the Jorge Chávez International Airport Lima and will take a midnight fright to the city of Santa Cruz in Bolivia.
I didn’t not know anything about Lima Peru. But it was very interesting and enjoyable. I have to leave this town soon. But I will come back and stay here for several days on the way back. I am looking forward to it.