Due to the influence the Spanish culture and Catholic religion have had in Peru, much of the country's artwork reflects as such. There are many ornate churches and religious paintings, as well as plazas, fountains, and park sculptures. The works are often colourful or littered with Incan designs and patterns giving a dutiful nod to the more ancient culture of the country.
Some of the most ornate, beautiful, and unique pieces of art can be found in the church - La Merced - in Cusco - in which there are housed many paintings in the style of Cusco, and in the parks of Lima - such as the Love Park - in which the artist Victor Delfin drew from the works of Spanish Architect Gaudi - and created a colourful mosaic park over looking the ocean and centred with a large sculpture of two lovers. As for plazas, I would say that some of the most beautiful are in Cusco, Arequipa, and Lima - namely the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, the Plaza de Armas in Arequipa, and the Plaza de Armas of Barranco in Lima. These plazas are not only beautiful, but laid out so well that they are always teeming with people coming to enjoy the plaza, the people, the ice cream, and just be.
Tahira Nusrat Karim