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St. John the Baptist in the Amazon

Iquitos, Loreto, Peru
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The St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Iquitos, Peru, is the main Catholic church in the Peruvian city on the Amazon. The neo-Gothic style isn’t really reminiscent of a jungle setting, but it’s the way they decided to replace the ancient temple in the historic center of town, inaugurating the facility in 1919. It is now officially part of the Cultural Heritage of the Nation of Peru. An oddity on the clock tower is that the Roman numeral III is followed by the not so Roman numeral IIII, instead of the expected IV. I don’t know if there is any significance to that, but it is a nice place to get off your feet in what is usually a hot and sweaty city to visit.
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