Exiting our hotel (stage left even!) was a pathway leading up to Plaza de Armas. Also there, all of the church. All of it.

Plaza de Armas is, I wager, named for this guy, who dominated central stage. My Spanish is rusty, but I believe him to be a representation of an Incan ruler. Plaza

There’s also the cathedral (and a number of other religious buildings) on the ring around it. This is Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Question: who’s more metal than Peruvian Catholics? Answer: no one.

More Metal

Or course, there was an adjoining chapel.


And the Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus (Society of Jesus, that is, Jesuit) building catercorner on the square.


While you’re in the plaza, you should watch out, because they’re always watching you…


Multiple squares means multiple churches, even in close proximity to the Plaza.


And then we go up the mountain. Up Up Up.