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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
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
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
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.
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