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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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  • If you go to Lima can not fail to know the Cathedral with a guided tour by people of the same Catedral.Por 30 soles you can visit the Cathedral and the neighboring Archbishop. To us we had a guide called Jesus, well informed, entertaining to us was telling about the history of Peru, the Cathedral and the religious relics that are found there. The Virgin of Candelaria with its special expression, his beautiful and skilled workers clothes, polychrome wood carvings. The remains of the Catholics who earlier were buried under the churches, those of Francisco Pizarro and his history, sculptures, paintings, fine and elaborate manufacturing religious ornaments. Much by knowing
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  • What draws the most attention in the File architectures is the splendour of their finishes. This enclosure is one of them, who leave haunted the visitors.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral, in perfect state of conservation, I recommend 100% taking a tpur with Richard ramirez, the better!
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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.