San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), Lima

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#10 of 30 in Historic Sites in Lima
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. Plan your San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Lima using our Lima holiday planner.
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  • August 9, 2017
    This is a old Jesuit convent and Church, crossing the street from Palacio Torre Tagle one of the most beautiful samples of Colonial architecture. wile visiting the church do not forget to visit the ad...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    We really enjoyed our visit to this old church. It is large, with a lot of interesting decorations in both the altar area and the side chapels.  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    This church is an essential part of the history in the city of Lima, the place is very interesting and entertaining.
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  • December 31, 2016
    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!
  • July 1, 2016
    Quaint church tucked away at the end of a lane. Very beautiful
  • November 7, 2016
    Jesuit basilica XVIth c.
  • October 15, 2016
    ok
  • April 19, 2016
    Free to go in

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