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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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  • Being Catholic, this Cathedral had special meaning. But, regardless of religious affiliation (or not), it is very enjoyable to tour the inside. Guides available. 
  • You don't need tourist to visit the place, taking a taxi or collective, as all the cathedrals she has an own that will get your attention.
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  • The Cathedral of the city of Lima, Peru is in the main square in the historic center. Francisco Pizarro began its construction personally on Monday, January 18, 1535. Originally it was called Church of our Lady of the assumption. It is bordered by fifteen chapels, one of which contains the remains of the own conqueror. It opened March 11, 1540. The altar is damage due to an earthquake and had to rebuild it. The Cathedral of Lima has become the oldest architectural work of the Peruvian capital.
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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.