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Historic Centre of Lima
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Historic Centre of Lima

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Peru
Description:
Although severely damaged by earthquakes, this 'City of the Kings' was, until the middle of the 18th century, the capital and most important city of the Spanish dominions in South America. Many of its buildings, such as the Convent of San Francisco (the largest of its type in this part of the world), are the result of collaboration between local craftspeople and others from the Old World.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Historic Centre of Lima", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.