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San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro)

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Built by the Jesuits in 1638, this ornate church features baroque altars decorated in gold leaf, several colonial paintings and La Abuelita, the oldest bell in Peru.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Jiron Azangaro, cuadra 4, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

I'm sure if you have visited Europe you are used to seeing beautiful churches but San Pedro can stand on its own. The altars are beautiful, big, and awe-inspiring. We had a tour guide who knew his stuff. I wish they sold holy water so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jraejen
Reviewed 24 November 2018

Beautiful building, ornate decor inside. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and showed us aspects that we would have ordinarily not noticed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Annmarie B
Reviewed 1 November 2018

With limited time, I chose to visit this church. The church is lovely, in the center of town with interesting architecture especially with the use of wood. The inside woodwork was stunning along with the frescos and originally written hymns, but the disappointment lied in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lori D
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The architecture and construction of the church is flawless. The beauty of the construction and it's location is well placed and pleasing to the eye all the way around. Loved it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marla G
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Just love seeing these beautiful churches. So much history to see and enjoy. Take some time to enjoy it

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Maggie O
Reviewed 27 September 2018

colonial architecture. plenty of pews to sit and pray and give thanks to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 10 September 2018

I am not the fan of churches or priests or whatsoever, but don't miss to visit this church as its architecture and its interior are breattaking.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RolfG455
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Our guide was wonderful- this church was built to be defiant with three doors facing the street. It was built with the hopes the church would recognize it as a cathedral and let the priests stay in that area. A must see when visiting Lima....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank vicskitchn
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Beautiful church with a euro feel to it in a way. Loved the interior with fantastic architecture. Many good photos were taken here and glad that I stopped in to check it out. A lot of people were here when I was, so it was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Friday night Mass was very welcoming and beautifully done. Beautiful, spiritual place and event. I stepped in with my Goddaughter and unexpectedly found the Mass. It was a great experience together.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kathy P
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Carolyn K
30 December 2018|
Response from Maggie O | Reviewed this property |
You seemed to have forgotten the question??