Central & South America

Central & South America Attractions

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Catedral de Lima

4.5 star rating: Recommended 195 Reviews

Lima's baroque twin-towered cathedral dominates the city's central Plaza de Armas. The cathedral's elaborate colonial exterior looks intact, but it has ...  Read more

La Catedral Primada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

The original foundations for Bogota’s Catedral Primada, more properly called the Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, were laid in ...  Read more

Monasterio de Santa Catalina (Monastery of Saint Catherine)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Inaugurated on October 2, 1580, 40 years after the city was founded, the Monastery of Saint Catherine has grown to become a city in itself. In fact, its over ...  Read more

Iglesia de Santo Domingo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 137 Reviews

The pepper-pot belfry of Santo Domingo, one of Lima’s most historic churches, makes a rococo statement on Lima’s skyline. The interior has a neoclassical ...  Read more

Iglesia and Museo de San Francisco

4.5 star rating: Recommended 57 Reviews

The Iglesia and Museo de San Francisco is a spectacular example of Moorish-inspired Spanish baroque colonial grandeur, but the real highlight is the spooky ...  Read more

Church of Our Lady of Candelaria

4.5 star rating: Recommended 52 Reviews

Once the tallest structure in all of Rio de Janeiro, the Church of Our Lady of Candelaria, with its striking combination of Baroque, Neoclassical, and ...  Read more

Sao Bento Monastery

4.5 star rating: Recommended 52 Reviews

From the outside, the Sao Bento Monastery and the Church of Nossa Senhora de Montserrat appear to be unassuming and even a bit austere, a nod to 16th century ...  Read more

Zipaquira Salt Cathedral

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Zipaquira’s attractive Spanish Colonial center, built with the wealth of the massive nearby salt mines, was founded in the 1760s some 50km (31mi) north of ...  Read more

Cathedral of San Francisco (Iglesia de San Francisco)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Originally constructed in the 1500s, Iglesia de San Francisco, today, has mostly been reconstructed, thanks to age and earthquake damage. However, that's not ...  Read more

La Merced Cathedral

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

This gorgeous Baroque-style church features a soft, buttery yellow exterior complimented by white trim. Originally a male monastery, La Merced was originally ...  Read more

Sé Cathedral

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Lording over the heart of the city, the immense Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption—abbreviated to Catedral da Sé in reference to its ...  Read more

Cerro de la Cruz

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

The Hill of the Cross, or Cerro de la Cruz, is a 30-minute walk that, upon arrival, treats its guests to expansive views of Antigua and the Volcan de Agua. ...  Read more

Catedral Sao Joao Batista

This elegant example of neo-Gothic architecture, easily Brazil's finest, might seem more at home in Medieval France than the rainforests of the New World. But ...  Read more

Convento de Las Capuchinas

This Guatemalan convent has a past unlike other convents - women were not required a dowry to join. The building, featuring the work of architect Diego de ...  Read more

Iglesia de San Francisco

The highlight of Mendoza’s Iglesia de San Francisco complex is the Renaissance-style pink stucco basilica dating from 1875. The Franciscan church replaced the ...  Read more

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