Fodor's Expert Review Iglesia Santo Domingo

Ayacucho Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The 1548 Iglesia Santo Domingo is now a national monument. The first bells ringing out Peru's independence from the Spanish after the Battle of Ayacucho were sounded from here. The church's facade features Churrigueresque architectural elements, a style of baroque Spanish architecture popular in the 16th century, while the interior is coated in pan de oro (gold leaf).

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9 de Diciembre y Bellido
Ayacucho, Ayacucho  Peru

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