windsportinperu wrote:Near "El Carmen" is the "Ex-hacienda San Jose" .. it is now a touristic place to visit and see how it was the past time in Lima when the "hacendados" where the owner of the land
I went into the catacombs.. and saw the nice arquitecture of the place..
The history of San Jose is a bit gruesome, based on slavery, but the building itself is a fine piece of architecture and was declared a national monument in 1970.
It's been fully restored after the earquake damage several years ago and is now also open as a hotel.
Not a lot to do there, but it's a nice place to stay over, for a day or two, and just relax in the fresh air. Then there's El Refugio de Mamaine, a great authentic Criollo restaurant just a short drive away, en route to the hacienda from the main highway, well worth a visit.