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San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro)

Address: Jiron Azangaro, cuadra 4, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 51 1 4283017
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Small Group Lima Discovery Walking Tour
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Ranked #13 of 132 Attractions in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Built by the Jesuits in 1638, this ornate church features baroque...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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Manhattan Beach, CA
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141 reviews 141 reviews
47 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A beautiful 17th century Jesuit church in the middle of Lima on a side street. Many centuries old paintings and artifacts within the church. The gold decorated altar is very ornate. Parking will be an issue next to the church so be prepared to walk to the church from a few blocks away. Well worth a visit.

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Seward, Alaska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I would recommend taking this tour to everyone... Just remember that on your English speaking tour, you will be rushed through the whole church. I hate to say it but my tour in English finished at least 10 minutes earlier and started after the Spanish speaking tour. It was such a beautiful place I only wish I could have walked... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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395 reviews 395 reviews
214 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We enjoyed touring the old church during our time in Lima. Old churches has such historic beauty and it is always worth some time to go and look around and marvel at the beauty. The altar is special and the statues around are something to see. This is a don't miss when you visit Lima.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It was beautiful inside, The architecture was amazing, We actually got to see a wedding taking place while we there.

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This cathedral was included in our tour, really really big building, with lots of history and special feelings. the main altar is fabulous , looks like full gold, and actually has lots of gold on it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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212 reviews 212 reviews
76 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I would recommend to visit this church while in Lima. There are a lot of details hidden in the church that are well worth looking for. There are loads of paintings and altars that are worth your time. Also don't forget to visit the crypts.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

it is a very beutiful church, still active. Like many of the downtown buildings, there is "pride of ownership" and it has been maintained very well.

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Toledo, Ohio
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361 reviews 361 reviews
150 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Fantastic old church that is dying a slow death.. Central America just doesn't preserve like Europe does.. So, enjoy.. But don't get yor hopes to hi

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Santa Rosa, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Enjoyed the visit through this cathedral. Enjoyed the paintings and adorned altars. Worthy of a 1-2 hour visit

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Inexpensive, filled with art shipped in from across the world and catacombs in the basement. If you are doing Central Lima, make sure this is on your itinerary.

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