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Cathedral of Lima

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“religious art”(24 reviews)
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Jiron Carabaya | Plaza de Armas de Lima, Lima 15001, Peru
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Impressive and well maintained; specially the Christmas decoration made our day; the ornaments and side chapels are smashing!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank voyagerpal
Reviewed 1 week ago

This large cathedral dominates the Plaza. It is very impressive and the interior shows beautiful artefacts. Check times as it is not always open to the public.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank minseee
Reviewed 1 week ago

When Lima was founded Francisco Pizarro allocated a piece of land for the construction of the main church. The structure is the work of the architect Francisco Becerra, and construction began in 1584. When Becerra died in 1605, Juan Martinez de Arrona took over the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Manuel P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a big cathedral located in Plaza de Armas with many side chapels. Beautiful architecture and religious arts. Here are the remains of Francisco Pizarro, the spanish conqueror.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Htsuji
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dedicated to Apostle Saint John, Lima’s main Roman Catholic Church dates to 1535. The founder of Lima, Francisco Pizarro, laid the first stone and also carried on his shoulders the first log used in its construction. It’s only fitting that Pizarro is buried here. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While occupying a commanding site overlooking Plaza de Armas, the exterior of the cathedral is not remarkable. Its interior is magnificent with each nook and cranny housing important stories and relics. Rcently having received a papal visit from Francis, the church has a well tended...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fred_Kadin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been here a few times but had a guide this time and learned a lot! They speak English but you need to request one. They’re free but do take tips. The story of Pizarro is very interesting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank givemeacorona
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Much grander interior compared to the exterior. Reasonably impressive but not as grand as many other cathedrals.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ray M
Reviewed 2 December 2018

If it’s open stop by to check out this interesting place. It was packed for a special mass so moving around to see it was difficult.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank William M
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

The Cathedral is very well kept. It has painting from the Spaniard times and catacombs which gives it a feel of being there hundreds of years ago. I went with my nine year old daughter and my husband and we shared a great historic experience....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Gretton | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a small fee and a guided tour is included.
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