Iglesia de Santo Domingo

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Iglesia de Santo Domingo Lima Reviews

Nana_gincin Nana_gin…
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Basilica and Convent 'Santo Domingo' and its thematic altar. Jan 18, 2014
Este complejo religioso empezó a construirse con la fundación de Lima y se concluyó a finales del Siglo XVI, pero fue destruido en el terremoto de 1678. Los trabajos de reconstrucción empezaron casi inmediatamente usando ladrillos, adobe, calicanto y sobretodo quincha (enramado de caña o bambú cubierto de barro), que hizo más ligera la construcción y a la vez más resistente a los terremotos, siendo este material el aporte nativo a las técnicas de construcción de la época.

El complejo está conformado por la Basílica del Rosario o Iglesia Santo Domingo, la Basílica de la Vera Cruz y el Convento. Siendo que las visitas guiadas al Convento son hasta las 5.30 pm, no fue posible visitarlo pero si entré a la Basílica De la Vera Cruz donde estuve presente en una misa que supongo habrá sido de salud, en homenaje de una dama que cumplía años y a la que al final de la misa, todos los presentes le cantaron el tradicional "Feliz Cumpleaños" dirigidos por el Padre y en lugar de velas el Sacristán sostenía un inmenso cirio. Luego el Padre procedió a bendecir a los presentes con agua bendita y dió por terminada la misa, sucediéndose la sesión de fotos obligada de los presentes con la cumpleañera. En mi caso, también tomé fotos pero a la Basílica, pequeña pero acogedora, y me fui a la Iglesia.

En la Iglesia, donde también ya había terminado la misa, otra sorpresa (realmente fue una tarde de sorpresas eclesiásticas), había un altar temático representando al Nacimiento, con el Angel, la Sagrada Familia, los Reyes Magos y Santo Domingo como invitado especial, era parte de la decoración un juego de luces en suave color morado que se movía en forma circular y que de lejos daba otra impresión.

Antes de salir me topé con un grupo de jóvenes que cargaban la imagen de Santo Domingo, era una muy pequeña procesión. Me fue grato entender que esta iglesia interactúa con sus feligresía.

Del Convento sólo puedo decir que le cabe el honor de haber sido la sede de la Facultad de Teología Pontificia y Civil de Lima que inicia actividades en 1548, en 1551 es nombrada Universidad de Lima y en 1574 toma el nombre de Universidad San Marcos. Al ampliarse las materias de estudio, la Universidad se trasladó a otro lugar a mediados del Siglo XVIII y la Facultad se trasladó al Seminario de Santo Toribio a mediados del Siglo XIX, donde permanece hasta la fecha. La Facultad de Teología fue reconocida en 1969 como decana de todos los centros universitarios no sólo del Perú sino de América.

En cuanto a los santos de la orden, serán materia de otro review.

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This religious complex was begun with the founding of Lima and was completed in the late sixteenth century, but was destroyed in the earthquake of 1678. Reconstruction works began almost immediately using bricks, adobe, masonry and above quincha (branching cane or bamboo covered in mud), which made the building lighter and more resistant to earthquakes, this material being native contribution to the construction techniques of the time.

The complex consists of the Basilica del Rosario or Church Santo Domingo, the Basilica de la Vera Cruz and the Convent. Since guided visits to the Convent are until 5.30 pm, wasn't possible to do it then I went to the Basilica De la Vera Cruz where was present at a Mass, I guess will have been "of health", in honor of a lady who was celebrating her birthday and at the end of Mass, everyone sang the traditional "Happy Birthday" led by Father and instead of candles the Sexton held a huge altar candle. Then Father proceeded to bless those present with holy water and resulted in termination of Mass, succeeding the session photos with the birthday girl. In my case, I also took pictures but of the Basilica, small but cozy, and I went to the church.

In the Church, where also had finished the Mass, another surprise (certainly was an evening of ecclesiastical surprises), there was a thematic altar representing the Nativity, were the Angel, the Holy Family, the Magi and Santo Domingo as a special guest; was part of the decor a ligth play in soft purple lights moving in circular shape and gave another impression from afar.

Before leaving I ran into with a group of youths who were carrying the image of Santo Domingo, was a small procession . I was pleased to understand that this church interacts with its membership.

About Convent I can only say that it has the honor of being the seat of the Pontifical Faculty of Theology and Civil of Lima that began operating in 1548, in 1551 it was appointed University of Lima and in 1574 took the name of University San Marcos. The extension fields of study made the University moved to another place in the mid eighteenth century and the Faculty moved to the Seminar Santo Toribio in mid-nineteenth century, where it remains to date. The Faculty of Theology was recognized in 1969 as dean of all universities not only in Peru but of America.

About the saints of the order, will be the subject of another review.
The Convent
Basilica de la Vera Cruz.
Entrance - B. Vera Cruz
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Nana_gincin says:
That is the word, was an interesting and comforting visit!
Posted on: Jan 24, 2014
rsvpme says:
Interesting people place......
Posted on: Jan 24, 2014
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Vikram Vikram
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I'm not exactly sold on this one, but it's a good timekill Dec 06, 2013
This attraction is another in the "tourist walk path" that the Lonely Planet guide book recommends. This is one of Lima's most storied religious sites, and stands there, tall and proud in baby pink. The church is one of the most colourful ones I've seen, and I could've stared at the ceiling all my life!

The church is most renowned as being the resting place for the three most important Peruvian saints - San Juan Macias, Santa Rosa de Lima and San Martin de Porres (the first black saint of the country).

Neighbouring the church is a convent that's sprawling, but one has to pay to visit it via the museum which I skipped. There are several guides offering you a tour, again I skipped that.
The bold pink tower
The very glam colourful interiors
A close up shot of the altar
A side statue
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cimtech says:
Nice presentation!
Posted on: Jan 24, 2014
Nana_gincin says:
There is no denying that the architects and master builders of that era (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries) were busy designing and building these works of art; they have suffered earthquakes, have been remodeled, but these architectural gems remain defying all.
Posted on: Jan 17, 2014
rsvpme says:
Beautiful monument to man's artistry.
Posted on: Jan 17, 2014

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