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Cathedral of Lima, Lima

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Church Tourist Spot
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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  • Beautiful cathredral with gorgeous statues, paintings, and interior. Definitely worth a look while visiting Lima.  more »
  • Beautiful cathedral. Can't take pictures but if no guard is around you can! You can go and visit the place where francisco pizarro. I believe you have to buy a ticket for that. Beautiful altars and ba...  more »
  • This is large and impressive. Lots of attractive side chapels and an interesting little crypt downstairs. Some areas in need of repair, but it is inexpensive to visit and worth a look.  more »
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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.
  • 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.
  • A lot of historical sights inside of cathedrals