In the historic center of Lima, in the Plaza Mayor (Plaza de Armas), is the cathedral. The solid building, together with the archbishop’s palace, occupies an entire side of the main square. As the cathedral has been destroyed and rebuilt repeatedly by earthquakes over the centuries, different architectural styles are visible today. But not only destruction was the reason for the repeated construction. The church as a cathedral in its first form was simply not majestic enough. The first version was a fairly simple adobe structure. Only about thirty years after its foundation, the Cathedral of Seville had to serve as a model for a new building. Today, the facade of the Cathedral of Lima can be attributed to the typical Baroque colonial style, while the two towers were renovated in neoclassical style. After the earthquake of 1746, the renovation of the neoclassical style eliminated much of the Baroque interior decoration. The cathedral has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1991.