Historical cenvento of the city of lima - peru famous church of santo domingo is located at the junction of the first block of jiron camano (calle pescante) with the second block of jiron conde de superunda (calle veracruz); in the historic center of lima. the historic capitular hall of the basilica and convent of santo domingo was the place where the university of san marcos began to function in the 16th century; officially the first university in peru and the oldest in america.