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Cathedral of Lima, Lima
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Looming proudly over Lima's central square since its completion in 1538, Cathedral of Lima stands out as one of the city's must-see attractions. Appreciate the colonial architecture of its facade, which has three doors and two spires, typical of the style of the time. With 14 side chapels and a crypt containing the remains of influential Peruvians, the cathedral's cavernous interior impresses visitors as much as its exterior aesthetic. Make Cathedral of Lima part of your personalized Lima itinerary using our Lima itinerary builder.
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  • Really amazing, I recommend you take a guide because they'll ever accumulated in their individual sectors and catacombs. Such is the ability of the carvers craftsmen in each of the altars and spaces both wood and marble or other materials that is really a must visit.
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  • If you are passing through Lima, you should visit the Cathedral. You can ask for a guided tour, and know every hood that integrates it
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  • Very pretty, in Gothic style, resisted many earthquakes and impresses with its careful reconstruction and conservation. Worth the visit.
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  • This beautiful spot is at the heart of busy Lima. I was able to pray in the chapel but couldn't take pictures inside. The feeling of peace in the Church stuck with me though
  • Beautiful architecture in a beautiful place. Kind of busy, but it still remains a must do if you visit downtown :)
  • Great visit, here is the tomb of the spanish "conquistador" Francisco Pizarro, the artistic details in all the building are amazing, it constitutes a "must" in your trip to Lima
  • Beautiful Cathedral, great place for pictures during the day and lit up perfectly for night photos.
  • Beautiful architecture in the center of the city, walk safety in this place.