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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  • Located in the main square of the city of Chiclayo and one of the most large churches of the North Coast Peru, built in the Republican era and in very good condition, wide and very nice inside.
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  • The Cathedral of Chiclayo primarily plays its role, to go to mass and pray. It has no great or precious sculptures or paintings, colonial art. It has an altarpiece the Virgin of candelaria if it is nice. It has a shrine open 24 hours where this the Blessed Sacrament.
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  • Walking by the streets of Chiclayo, arrived to the Park main. Being Catholic, I could not miss the Cathedral. It is a large church, with high ceilings and a very typical style of coastal cities. What I liked most was the fervor of the people who came to hear mass; and we do not see that so often. It is a key place to visit and learn a little more about society of this friendly city.
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  • Beautiful architecture.
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  • Beautiful place
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