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San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro)

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Address: Jiron Azangaro, cuadra 4, Lima, Peru
Phone Number:
+51 1 4283017
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Built by the Jesuits in 1638, this ornate church features baroque altars...

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.

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Beautiful church, interesting history

Truly a beautiful church. People watching around the square was interesting too. The catacombs, were a new experience for me. Don't know if I would want to do it again, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Kerrville, Texas
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Kerrville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Truly a beautiful church. People watching around the square was interesting too. The catacombs, were a new experience for me. Don't know if I would want to do it again, but truly glad I did for the experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not just because I got married here, but this church - which is as good as a cathedral - has a wonderfully nice altar, with lots of gold (colored); where as the chapel as well has it's beauty. Do not forget to visit the inner plaza where it is nice and quiet and you forget you are downtown Lima

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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,... More 

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Thank Michael K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

St Pedro is one of the best churches I have seen in South America. It may not look very attractive from outside and many tourists do not come here. However, the moment you enter it's doors, it's grandeur will take your breath away, The gold work and artistry spread all around the church is simply amazing.

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

What was nice is there was not a huge crowd, no admission fee, although I walked in during a service. Just sat for a while. Not sure if you can do pictures, I didn't.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

great example of colonial Spanish style of building. Beautifully ornate with of course balconies. A must see for tourists and only a short walk from Plaza de Armas.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

A very interesting and worthwhile place to visit. Tours are mandatory. While the catacombs are the main attraction and worth a visit, the rest of the cathedral is very worthwhile.

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Monroe, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Spanish colonial architecture, good photo ops, open to the public during and between services. There are plenty of tourists, all welcome, donations encouraged.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

very nice masterpiece in gold leave, it is a very nice Catholic Church, in downtown Lima, very few blocks fron Lima Catedral, entrance is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

It is part of a lot of old churches in Lima. You can not miss to visit it. Be aware of the timetable before you go.

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