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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  • August 12, 2017
    What to see in the Cathedral: 1. The facade beautifully crafted; 2. The image of our Lady of hope (to the left of those who enter); 3. The tomb of Francisco Pizarro, founder of Lima; 4. The incredible image of St. John the Baptist without the head; 5. The Episcopal Palace next to the Cathedral.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Paid entry which is minimal but the beauty of pictures and images is striking, there are catacombs, the guides are very good and kind to respond to the slightest doubt. You can not miss the Cathedral, it is very well maintained.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Beautiful jewel architectural of 500 years of anitguedad and religious symbol of the Peru.para lovers of the great cathedrals around the world be blessed, beautiful ships patrons and saints in perfect condition talk a lot about the religious fervor that keeps the Peruvian people
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  • June 7, 2017
    Really nice cathedral! Worth visiting. However the center is under construction!
  • October 4, 2016
    Started by Pizarro in 1535. Astonishing large and beautiful nave, chapels, and museum abounding in masterpieces. Renovated lighting.
  • July 9, 2017
    One of the best historical places of Lima
  • July 1, 2016
    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
  • February 9, 2017
    The recently discovered tomb is interesting.

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One of Peru's most expensive destinations, Lima offers accommodations that range from modern hotel high-rises to family-run guesthouses. Most visitors stay in Barranco, Miraflores, or San Isidro, three of the city's safest and prettiest neighborhoods, which offer a good selection of budget lodgings. For something truly authentic, look for hotels located in restored mansions, many of which offer pleasant rooms overlooking manicured enclosed gardens, ideal for enjoying romantic meals or hosting small private parties.
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