San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), Lima

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Visit San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), an impressive and atmospheric place of worship, to admire its imposing architecture and decorative artworks. Built by the Jesuits in 1638, the church boasts well-maintained Baroque altars decorated in gold leaf. Other examples of colonial-era religious design include paintings and a main church bell, said to be the oldest in the country. Together with the historic center of Lima, this building forms part of a World Heritage Site, which you can see on your own or as part of a guided city tour. Put San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lima vacation planning app .
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  • It is one of the most important colonial churches in Lima. By their age deserves a detailed and attentive visit. See its inner courtyard and the vultures in their roofs.
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  • Out a stylish modest but when you enter are going to to see great art and beauty to our eyes.
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  • A great example of the architecture that was developed before the expulsion in the temples of the society of Jesus. A Baroque that imported from Europe reached in America development with elements of the indigenous tradition, I raise it to unthinkable limits in the old world. An indispensable in Lima visit!.
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  • Not much on the outside but beautiful on the inside. Ar least 8 side alters each more intricate and beautiful than the next. The main alter is very beautiful. This is a magnificent church worth visiting even if you dont like churchs!
  • A beautiful church unlike most I've ever seen. Absolutely worth the visit
  • This will an amazing church to visit in Lima. It is about a 2 minute walk from the plaza. There were quite a bit of people when I visited. Pictures are allowed in the main sanctuary but not in the rest of the cathedral. The catacombs were great and they estimate 25,000 people were buried there. The sanctuary is free, but to your the rest of the building is 10 soles for adults and 5 for children. I would highly recommend a short stop here!
  • Beautiful paintings in San Pedro
  • Quaint church tucked away at the end of a lane. Very beautiful

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