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Iglesia La Ermita - Historical Building Lima - Peru

Local legend tells that one night, a group of fishermen were lost at sea, enshrouded in Lima’s famous dense fog. When they prayed for salvation, a luminous cross appeared and guided them back to shore. In 1805, the Iglesia La Ermita was constructed on the site where the cross allegedly shone, and since has become the preferred chapel for fishermen. It was rebuilt in 1881, after by invading Chilean troops sacked it during the War of the Pacific. Since 2009, the church has been undergoing restoration.


North end of Puente de los Suspiros

Barranco, Lima, Peru

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07 Feb 2012

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