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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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  • The Cathedral of Lima is a true work of art, is internally a wealth of fantastic details. The altar among others, all carved in wood give a refinement of stunning detail. Out the whole story told by a guide with details that make tourists enthralled.
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  • Beautiful. We highlight their countless Crypts, which should not be missed. The High Altar: wonderful
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  • You will see where Pizarro is buried and learn how he died in detail! (gory) You will see frescoes showing historical view of Spain conquering the local indian population and see how Pizarro treated t...  more »
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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.