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 a part of your Lima vacation plans using our Lima day trip site .
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  • It is wortha visit to see the choit impressive chairs and Pizarro's burial site. The cathedral is open as a Museum. Worship only during the weekends. The ticket gives you entrance to the bishop's pala...  more »
  • You can't go to Lima and not see this Cathedral. The history and beauty are stunning. Highly recommend.  more »
  • Impressive carvings and drawings, stained glass windows, very well maintained, is preserved in excellent condition. Good sound, clean and orderly.
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  • Really nice cathedral! Worth visiting. However the center is under construction!
  • Started by Pizarro in 1535. Astonishing large and beautiful nave, chapels, and museum abounding in masterpieces. Renovated lighting.
  • One of the best historical places of Lima
  • 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
  • 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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