Basilica Santa Rosa de Lima

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La Iglesia, ahora Basílica /The Church, now Basilica Sep 17, 2014
En el año 1670 empezaron los trabajos de remodelación de la casa de la Santa y empezó a construirse el templo, siendo la primera Iglesia dedicada a Santa Rosa aún antes de su canonización, la cual fue concluída en 1728.

En 1961, durante el gobierno del Presidente Manuel Prado y siendo Alcalde de Lima el Sr. Héctor García Ribeyro, se procede a la innecesaria demolición de las dos torres y fachada del templo de Santa Rosa de Lima, para el ensanchamiento de la avenida, al nivel del Puente Santa Rosa. Esta fachada exhibía una interesante portada colonial de típico corte limeño. Su frontis daba la cara a la Avenida Tacna.

En 1986 se inició la construcción de una nueva iglesia incorporando la estructura que sobrevivió de la demolición (el presbiterio, falso crucero y parte de la nave) replicándose, aunque con ciertas diferencias, la portada original. La iglesia fue entregada en 1988 y aún conserva intacto su retablo mayor, actualmente a un lado de la misma. El 7 de octubre de 1993, el papa Juan Pablo II concede el título de BASILICA, y en ella se exhiben muchos cuadros de la época colonial.

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In 1670 work began to remodel the house and began construction Holy Temple, the first church dedicated to Santa Rosa even before her canonization, which was concluded in 1728.

In 1961, during the government of President Manuel Prado and being Mayor of Lima Mr. Héctor García Ribeyro, proceed to the unnecessary demolition of the two towers and facade of the church of Santa Rosa de Lima, for the widening of the avenue, to same level of Santa Rosa's Bridge. This façade exhibited an interesting cover of typical colonial Lima style. Its façade was face to Tacna Avenue.

In 1986 the construction of a new church began incorporating the structure that survived the demolition (the presbytery, false and part of the cruise ship) replicating, albeit with some differences, original facade. The church was given in 1988 and still preserves its main altarpiece, now on one side of it. On October 7, 1993, Pope John Paul II granted the title of Basilica, where many paintings from the colonial period are exhibited.
The original Church (1959 picture …
The new Church
The actual facade
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Nana_gincin says:
The original color was grey ... but if you see the old picture, the facade had more columns and was more ornated, with artistic finishes .. very colonial style, where craftsmen devoted their best art to praise the Lord.
Posted on: Aug 31, 2014
Nana_gincin says:
Thank you Mr. J.
Posted on: Aug 31, 2014
Zagnut66 says:
A beautiful basilica. I can't tell from the old photo whether the original church was red or not, but I like the color.
Posted on: Aug 31, 2014
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