obody visiting Lima without making a tour of its churches and convents
can speak as having truly known the City of the Kings (Ciudad de los Reyes) for by merely seeing their
majestic fronts or the solid of their cloisters - which throughout centuries have been the admiration of travelers - one grasps the essence and spirit which Peru's capital encloses.
Because, since the time of its foundation, an atmosphere of religiousness can be felt through the streets of Lima. An atmosphere not even the inevitable passing of centuries has been able to dissolve because the temples and convents of artistic facades and towering belfries give evidence of a faith yet unbreakable.
City of churches and cloisters, of towers crowned by crosses stroking the clouds, of parishioners who murmur their prayers and pound their chests in repentance for their sins; where the tolling of bells suggests the calling from heaven.