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PERU - Part I Lima to Cusco, 1st-15th March 09 05 Lima Cathedral

PERU - Part I Lima to Cusco, 1st-15th March 09

April 20th 2009
We started our Peru leg with a brief introduction to Lima and its sights which included the San Franciscan monastery, a striking building showing the Moorish influence brought over by the Spainards in the 16th century. As well as containing many siginificant works of art dating back to this period it is also famous for the discovery of over 25,000 remains in its enormous catacombs which served as ... read more
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Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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