The Church “La Ermita” was built in 1805 by Father Villalta, pastor of Surco in the nineteenth century in the place where a lighted cross miraculously appeared to guide the return to land of fishermen lost at sea. On January 14, 1881 was burned during the war with Chile. Rebuilt, its roof was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1974 and it’s top cross has almost fallen. Since then, the church has remained closed for almost 40 years. While its facade is in good condition, the roof needs urgent reconstruction.
The Bridge of Sighs (Puente de los Suspiros) was built in 1876 during the government of Mayor Enrique García Monterroso, and was also damaged in the war with Chile. Reconstructed, was a source of inspiration for the famous composer and singer Chabuca Granda (1920-1983), reason why there’s a monument in his honor. It has 8 m. tall, 31 m. long and 3 m. wide. Model by Jorge De Albertis > jorgedealbertis @g mail. com