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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
Description: 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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We stumbled on this beautiful church. It has art, carvings and statuary. It is decorated very elaborately. What I enjoyed most is this felt more like a church and not a museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We stumbled on this beautiful church. It has art, carvings and statuary. It is decorated very elaborately. What I enjoyed most is this felt more like a church and not a museum. There was a priest receiving confession. There were a number of people praying. This is church in use, not a relic. Glad we stopped in.

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Gill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This church was spectacular. Every side altar and painting evoked an emotional response from me. The pictures tell the real story. There are many churches in Lima but this is a MUST!!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Two blocks from the cathedral and just down the street from the elegant Torre Tagle Palace (foreign Ministry) this might be the prettiest church in Lima. Not very crowded and it's wonderful to study both the main altar and the various smaller side ones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The evangelization process brought several religious orders by the end of the XVI century. They gained great recognition which translated into the construction of many churches and convents of great extension and sophistication. Also, hospitals, schools and universities were built.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This church is right in the middle of Downtown Lima. It is nice church, but I wouldn't kill yourself getting to it. If you have seen churches, then this one is similar to others. The gold plating on certain items is neat and the wood is also cool.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not in the main tourist square (Plaza Mayor) and not as notable as the Lima Cathedral, but the interior outdoes them all. Gold everywhere. Beautiful alcoves. Just an awe inspiring interior. NO ENTRANCE FEE, but you can't use a tripod (which really is essential given the lighting). I will go back to this one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This place is defiantly worth a visit. It is beautiful inside and even though it's not our religion you have to respect the place.

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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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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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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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Address: Address: Jiron Azangaro, cuadra 4, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 51 1 4283017
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima

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