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Cathedral of Lima

Jiron Carabaya, Lima 15001, Peru
+51 1 4279647
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“religious art” (24 reviews)
“side chapels” (17 reviews)
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Jiron Carabaya, Lima 15001, Peru
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+51 1 4279647
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"francisco pizarro"
in 23 reviews
"religious art"
in 24 reviews
"side chapels"
in 17 reviews
"main altar"
in 12 reviews
"plaza mayor"
in 21 reviews
"archbishop's palace"
in 12 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 24 reviews
"south america"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 8 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 7 reviews
"on display"
in 7 reviews
"take pictures"
in 6 reviews
"city tour"
in 7 reviews
"walk around"
in 5 reviews
"catacombs"
in 53 reviews
"conqueror"
in 9 reviews
"nave"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very pretty. For what it was, for whatever reason I was expecting more. It did have some interesting side galleries, but over-all it was still a great stop. Still would recommend checking it out.

Thank Curtez151
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an impressive building on the main square of Lima and worth visiting if it is open, there is no wedding taking place and you have time! Built on the grand scale, with incredibly ornate altars and the somewhat controversial remains of the conquistador,...More

Thank Sus1952
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very different from the "usual" cathedral with impressive interior and spectacular roof. Some very good artwork added to the attraction. The crypt was an added bonus.

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not my favorite church perhaps, but it does have some nice chapels and art throughout it. The ceilings are impressive, and it is very large for a place plagued by earthquakes. The main focus is really Pizarro and his tomb. It's worth going to see...More

Thank Katy A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing cathedral in the heart of Lima, well worth a visit if you are staying in this city. Beautiful wood carvings, incredible chapels.

Thank Francesca O
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The cathedral is large and impressive. There are a number of large niches that contain religious statues and artwork in different styles. From our tour guide's description it seemed that many were removed from other churches. From a historical perspective the first chamber to the...More

Thank Barheat
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

ornate and worth a visit. Our guide provided us with information about the three saints depicted up front.

Thank JRocksmom
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

An impressive edifice, both outside & in, very reflective of the historical period in which it was erected. No photos allowed inside.

Thank Andy F
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Visited a half dozen churches in Lima, all far nicer, more beautiful, more intimate. Other than being on the main square, this one has nothing going for it. Just a big hall. Save your money and give it to someone in Lima who needs it...More

Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

Facing the Plaza de Armas, the cathedral offers an impressive interior that is emblematic of the Catholic Church and the Spanish colonial empire.

Thank TravelingWheatberry
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Wren_Pseudonymous
1 May 2017|
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Response from Colleen587 | Reviewed this property |
Minimal entrance fee of about $5 USD per person for tour of the catacombs - very valuable information about the San Francisco Cathedral can be found on the website - just google "San Francisco Cathedral Lima, Peru"
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william r
5 October 2015|
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Response from MariaP1779DE | Reviewed this property |
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