Luxury travel doesn’t have to be
expensive. It also doesn’t have to be all decoration and no substance. There is
a healthy medium for real costs and luxury that will get travelers the best
chance a vacation can offer. To achieve the best of the medium, often, travel
membership works well. Packages offered through a travel club will include a
luxury hotel or travel resort, good food and views.
If travelers want to travel to
Paris or London, for example, it is best to have a itinerary. There are so many
beautiful sights to see and activities to see. Because this happens without a
well-made plan can make a vacation chaotic and full of effort. Consulting with
an experienced travel planner can help tourists choose the best location to
visit and stay at the hotel. They can even help find the best food to enjoy in
any region. Even if a traveler is going on a winter vacation to a warm beach
location, cliché? and locations controlled by tourists can be avoided for a
truly luxurious travel experience.
Vacation on the beach can be one
of the most luxurious vacation spots available. The beaches of Spain offer
beautiful elegance. Beaches in the Caribbean offer great relaxation and
first-class service. Taking a trip to Cape Town also offers good weather and
beautiful culture. Also add a bonus to being a world location where the dollar
is strong and a traveler can get the best for his money.… » Read more
Most people think of Peruvian
culture as being synonymous with Machu Picchu and the Incas. However, there
were advanced cultures in Peru before the Incas arrived, as can be seen in the
impressive archaeological sites north of Lima.
Colonial Architecture in Lima
Although there are other Peruvian
cities where one can see Spanish Colonial architecture, some of the best
examples can be found in Lima. Of these, three of the most impressive are the
Cathedral, the San Francisco Monastery and the Palacio de Torre Tagle.
Construction on the cathedral,
located on the main plaza in downtown Lima, was begun in 1535. Francisco
Pizarro himself laid down the first stone of the original structure. Since
then, it has gone through a number of reconstructions but maintains the
original colonial baroque architecture. The vaults were rebuilt more than once,
twice due to earthquake damage.
Right near the cathedral, the San
Francisco Monastery is another fine example of Colonial architecture, in this
case, Neoclassical. It houses a world-renowned library and a collection of
religious art. The highlight of this building are the catacombs below which
include an ossuary. They are purported to connect to catacombs beneath other
churches, including the cathedral.
Also on the plaza is the Palacio
de Gobierno or Government Palace which was renovated in 1937 on the site of
Pizarro’s home. Before being rebuilt, the original structure had more or less
been devastated. Although not completely a colonial style structure, many
examples of that style exist within it.
Located a couple of blocks away
from the main plaza, the Palacio de Torre Tagle was built in the Baroque style
in the early 1700s. Although it is not typically open to the public, as it is
used as the Foreign Affairs Ministry, appointments can sometimes be made for
viewing it. The … » Read more