Iglesia de las Nazarenas, Lima

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Visit Iglesia de las Nazarenas to admire a historical and religious icon of Peru. Completed in 1771, the church is home to the famous image of the Lord of Miracles, the patron saint of the city. The structure features two tall bell towers and an arched entrance, while the interior boasts a gold-covered altar beneath a tall dome. The church sees the greatest number of visitors during the month of October, when the Lord of Miracles is celebrated. Plan your visit to Iglesia de las Nazarenas and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Lima holiday planner.
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  • July 11, 2017
    Here is the true image of the SEÑOR DE LOS MILAGROS, painted by a mulatto and is so miraculous that thousands of Peruvians have a unique faith.
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  • June 12, 2017
    The tradition of the Catholic Church is reflected in this temple. Dating back to the 17TH century when a wall of a Manor House from the time of the Spanish colony in Lima, around 1,650, a black slave he painted a Christ, in signal of supplication for the earthquakes that occurred. Initially called him then, the Lord of earthquakes, and generated competition between poor people, servants and slaves of the era, which were added after nobles and "criollos". The viceroy at the time, sent to demolish the wall or wall, so it will not generate call for people who might be grouped against the colony. Never could demolish it despite the blows re comba and harness, or liquids to clean the painting. Giving up, the viceroy agreed to a Bower and Chapel afterwards, so they gathered to give thanks to the Lord for having decreased tremors. There stands at present the main altar of the Temple of Las Nazarenas, and each month of October, leaves in procession, a replica of the image that walk through the streets of the capital of the Peru and the largest procession of the faithful of the world. It is in the center of Lima and with access to an adjacent Museum with the history of the most venerated image of the Peru. In 650 cities of various countries in the world, processions are held also in October to commemorate the Lord of miracles, Patrono of the Peru.
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  • May 25, 2017
    Highly recommended, a place full of a wonderful energy, is one of the most important churches in Lima, Peru, in October long tails are made to enter the Church, and spend playing the Anda of the Lord of miracles, has a rich history when it comes out in procession is innumerable people who follow him, a human sea. I recommend it for believing Catholic people.
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  • October 23, 2016
    Thank you Señor De Los Milagros for all the daily miracles you give to all of us. Watching nazarenas tv takes me back home, my beautiful Lima, my hometown UV#3. It is a blessing.
  • October 4, 2016
    Also called Senor de los Milagros (Lord of Miracles), after the painting of Christ made on a wall by an angolan sclave in the XVIth c. Was spared by the major 1655 earthquake. This major shrine is held by the Carmelite order. The present church dates from 1771. Main celebrations in October every year.
  • May 5, 2016
    My first day in Lima with much anticipation. Was extremely tired after a long-haul flight, but couldn't help going out exploring when the delightful church bells rang out. (Sep 2015)
  • April 27, 2017
    Very beautiful place in the world!
  • February 9, 2017
    Interesting story.

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