Many Catholic churches are located in the city’s zone 1, which offer an interesting sample of neoclassic architecture. The building’s interiors boast artworks from the XVI and XIX centuries.
Outstanding for their sculpture and artistic works are: La Merced, The Metropolitan Cathedral, Capuchinas, San Francisco, Santo Domingo, and Santa Rosa.
Also admirable is El Cerrito del Carmen, considered a historic gem, which houses the first temple constructed in the Valley of La Ermita, from where it derives its name. It was inaugurated in 1620. A beautiful altar piece of colonial art can be admired in this church.