|From the Museo de Oro Precolombina|
Having checked out the possibilities, we headed
|From Lola Fernandez's Volcano Series|
we found the Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral). Built in 1871, to replace a church which had been destroyed by an earthquake, this is the largest church in the city and considered to be the most important Catholic shrine in the country. Colorful Spanish tile floors and stained glass windows grace the church.
|One of the many vendors|
On exiting the market to the west, the Avenieda Central is a pedestrian street mall that runs for several blocks. Here shoppers can find inexpensive clothing and shoes. There are also a variety of street vendors, but most seemed to be selling lottery tickets. I know we probably made an error of judgement, but we did not buy one of those tickets, even though each vendor was certain they were selling the winning ticket.