The architectural and cultural wealth of a part of Lima’s Historic Center (CHL) was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1991. Since then, international recognition of its heritage value has only increased. For this reason, on September 20, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee approved the expansion of the boundaries of the CHL area declared as World Heritage. In this way, six sites are added to the internationally protected area.
These monuments and contexts The Prado HouseHe St. Bartholomew’s HospitalHe Santa Rosa de Santa Maria GroupThe Quinta y Molino de BresaThe Church and Monastery of Our Lady of Prado And this Ancient domestic reduction of Santiago Apostol del Cercato.
This achievement is a part of Master Plan of the Historic Center of Lima 2019-2029, a project aimed at restoring its cultural and tourism value. It is in charge Prolima, a decentralized organization of the Municipality of Lima (MML). Precisely, from 2018, Prolima proposed to expand the area of CHL declared as World Heritage.
Louis Martin BogdanovichThe architect and manager of Prolima highlights that connected spaces and monuments. Essential to understanding and spreading Lima’s global value.
“Lima’s inscription on the World Heritage List recognizes its sub-architectural and technological values. The six included monuments are from the Viceroyalty and add to the understanding of the capital’s history. This recognition also signifies the commitment we all must take to ensure its protection.” Bogdanovic explains Trade.
Currently, Prolima is undergoing its renovation work Church and Monastery of Our Lady of Prado And Reduction of Santiago Apóstol del Cercado. Similarly, the recovery plan Quinta de Bresa It is approved and ready to go.
Regarding the other three properties, Bogdanovic pointed out that Prolima will manage and promote their immediate restoration once they are incorporated into World Heritage.
Reduction of Santiago Apostol del Cercato
The Inland reduction of Santiago del CercatoPresent-day Girona is located in Consucos de Barrios Altos, which dates back to 1570. It was a neighborhood in the capital where there was a group of tribal people. Evangelistic purposes And Cultural integration.
“The ancient Peruvians who lived in this neighborhood were in a walled place. Inside, there was Cercato squareIt is unique in America Rhombus shape, and Santiago Apostolic Church. The history of the King’s City cannot be understood without including this unique urban site on the continent in World Heritage.”, Acevera Bogdanovich.
Prolima has already restored the entire sculptures in the square and is currently restoring the facade of the church.
Santa Rosa de Santa Maria Group
made by Church and Convent of Santa Rosa de Santa MariaThe religious complex was built in the 17th century The same place where Santa Rosa de Lima died On August 24, 1617.
Therefore, adding an architectural element from the life and history of America’s first saint to the World Heritage List recognizes her. Intangible heroismIn addition to promoting the preservation of this moving heritage.
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The chapel, cloisters and chapels that make up the complex of Santa Rosa de Santa Maria are housed here. Very good condition. In its facilities, voluntary religious closure is still in place. It is located at the crossroads of the Santa Rosa and Ayacucho streams.
Also, parts of the old city are integrated into the religious complex. Monastery of the Holy Conception. Bogdanovich described a central market being built on a portion of this property.
Quinta y Molino de Bresa
Located in the current Sira del Rimac area near the extension of Dagna Avenue. Quinta de Bresa It was built in the 18th century in an old flour mill from the beginning of the 17th century. Once a pleasure house, it is a A remarkable expression of Lima’s viceregal domestic architecture.
The memorial took shape French Baroque mansion Rococo.
Luis Martin Bodganovich says that adding Quinta de Bresa to UNESCO World Heritage is necessary to preserve the artistic and architectural value of its environments, finishes and structures.
“Included in the renovation project Also restore the farm’s mill and orchard. The Pietra Lisa canal led there; So, there was a mill where wheat grains were ground. Also, it is planned to be implemented Bakery”, by Detalla Botkanovich.
The Prado House
The The Prado House It is one of the few examples of Lima Viceregal and Republican architecture remains practically unchanged Since the 17th century. Inside the property, its movable property and a valuable collection of easel painting canvases from the period are preserved.
It was built at the end of the 16th century on the orchards and freeholds that were abundant in Lima. In the second half of the 19th century, the house was numbered 94 and 98 of the old Calle del Corcovado.
The monument is currently closed. It is located at Cusco N°484.
St. Bartholomew’s Hospital
It was built in 1640 Serve the population of ‘freed’ black slaves or indentured servants by their masters who sought to avoid responsibility for their maintenance because of their advanced age or physical disability.
Bogdanovich said Trade In the 17th century, the Hospital of San Bartolome joined the Hospitals of Santa Ana and San Andrés to form a ‘hospital cluster’. The property is located in the Huanta neighborhood, (Barrios Altos, and is in a Bad security situation.
Its annexation to the World Heritage includes the entire block of the Santa Ana Church, which includes the building of the Maternal Perinatal Institute, a valuable example of 20th-century classical modernist architecture.
Church and Monastery of Our Lady of Prado
At the beginning of the 17th century, the Prado church and monastery Protects most of its environments and contain high value items Movable propertyEasel paintings, sculptures and art and decorative items.
Bogdanovich He said it is one of the few and best preserved examples of Lima monastic architecture from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Likewise, since it belongs to the axis of Girona Jun and the traditional ‘Cinco Esquinas’ region, it will allow urban and monumental integration between its various elements.