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Cathedral of Lima

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Although there are more beautiful churches in the world, the Cathedral here in Lima, Peru is another example which is certainly not to be missed!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Glen U
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is somewhat dedicate to Francisco Pizarro, the conquistador of Peru, his remains are at the cathedral and it is beautiful, the woodwork is incredible an the museum has lots of information, a must see in Peru. It is more interesting than the guide...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tasha166
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Lima Cathedral (St. John the Apostle) / Cathedral of Lima as part of an excursion from a cruise. It was very beautiful. The church has a gold casket bearing Francisco Pizarro’s remains. He is the Spaniard who founded Plaza Mayor, the location...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SarahTSears
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Certainly a stunning museum of enormous, priceless historical value. However, its walls and amazing artwork seem devoid of any message. Pretty surprising for such a mighty Catholic Cathedral managed simply as part of the tourism industry. The high security and the entry fee vigilantly imposed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jsedj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am not use to pay to visit a cathedral but this one is worth the price (15 SOL). A part of the cathedral is used as museum, and there is a small crypt. Only defect: the exterior is very simple and fade.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 600cl_mentc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited as part of a tour. I have seen so many Cathedrals that pictures shared here pretty much speak for itself. It is beautiful as with many other Cathedrals around the world.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mbellastyle
Reviewed 11 January 2019

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 6 January 2019

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 3 January 2019

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 1 January 2019

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
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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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