San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), Lima

Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • We visited the San Pedro Church on our walking tour of historic downtown Lima, booked on the Holland America ship Volendam. This is a beautiful church and certainly worth seeing. There is so much...  more »
  • A wonderful Cathedral in Lima, lots to learn, we recommend the personal tour guide. The story of Fransisco Pizarro was fascinating , and the cript also.  more »
  • This church, its cloisters, and it’s catacombs are definitely worth your time. It’s a short walk from the main plaza in Lima and gives tours in several languages at least every hour. The church is...  more »
  • Beautiful place!
  • Nice facade but others in the area are more pretty
  • Beautiful church
  • 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!
  • 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!

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