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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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  • This Monastery is a must see if in Lima. The 17th century complex with its magnificent tiles, ornate carved ceilings, and exceptional paintings is something to see; however, the most memorable part of...  more »
  • It is worth visiting it, a classic of lima. It is worth making a guided tour. good restaurants nearby
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  • Apart from enjoy and admire the interiors of the Cathedral of lima, located in the main square of lima plaza de armas next to have the Government Palace and the front we have City Hall or municipality of lima, and also there is the old Jr. of the union once Central Avenue where formerly the best were located tend commercial lime , there was no Limeño weekends not walked by this jr. that already with the arrival of the large mall in other important districts ceased to be jr. the Union of yesteryear, visit our Cathedral will love you and you're in the heart of lima.
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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.