It is an example of faded Latin elegance and charm. One of its only disadvantages is its location. While it is on the main plaza of Huánuco, it is also near the Cathedral of Huánuco.
Unfortunately, for all the good intentions that went in to its design, this religious building is a prime example of not-so-good late 1960's architecture, showing little Latin elegance or charm, and from the outside more closely resembles a movie theatre or an ice skating rink.
Different tastes in architecture can certainly exist, but whoever designed the tones for the carillon should be tied to a bench in the main plaza for punishment and made to listen at 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM.
The aural display begins appropriately enough with the booming tones of a large cast bell, but after three gongs, a sound which most closely resembles trash can lids being used for cymbals begins and lasts for at least half a minute. If you don't believe me, please click on the link below:
Like I said....
We hope that your cathedral bells sound better, and that you are never in Huánuco, Peru at 6:00 AM or PM.
Dave & Paula
PS It really, really really goes on that long. And sounds that bad.