Iglesia Santa Maria - Catedral de Chiclayo, Chiclayo

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Architecture and religion enthusiasts will find plenty to appreciate at Iglesia Santa Maria - Catedral de Chiclayo, an unassuming yet picturesque neoclassical construction in the heart of the city. Designed by famed architect Gustav Eiffel (author of one of the world's most celebrated structures), the building feels worlds away from the grandiose Baroque churches of other Peruvian cities. Though Eiffel's plan dates from 1869, construction dragged on and was completed only in 1939. Admire the facade's clean lines, Doric columns, and three archways; then step inside to admire the carved statue of Christ, stained glass windows, and an altar brought from Germany. Serving as the main center of worship in the city, the cathedral provides a glimpse into local faith and customs. Use our Chiclayo itinerary planner to add Iglesia Santa Maria - Catedral de Chiclayo and other attractions to your Chiclayo vacation plans.
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  • Very interesting Church. It was packed with worshippers on a Thursday early evening (why?). Lots of paintings and decorations. Affiliated with Opus Dei. No Shorts please  more »
  • This is the main cathedral of the city located on the Parque Principal. It was built in the mid 1860s in the Neo-classical style. Its interior is quite spartan with massive columns leading to a very s...  more »
  • The church is not particularly attractive but there are some interesting things to see. Of particular interest in my opinion is the possibility of seeing the local people coming to pray without the pr...  more »
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  • The Cathedral of Chiclayo is a historical place of the most beautiful of the city, in addition permanenteme has maintenance. Tacos tumbras also has a shop of religious objects and for Christmas a few precious births.
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  • The most beautiful, beautiful Cathedral of the Peru. The city will always be beautiful.
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  • Beautiful church in the capital of the friendship. Must place to visit.
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Where to stay in Chiclayo

The city center, northwest of the airport, provides comfortable rooms in modern hotels located both on side streets and attractive boulevards. A few older establishments, colonial-Spanish in appearance, occupy some of the nicest spots in the downtown area. Consider looking in the residential areas for rental properties and family-run guesthouses--both represent good options for budget-conscious travelers and those on a longer stay.
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