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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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Beautiful and historic

Lots of great artwork, the interior is nearly fully-restored and incredible. Very historic and definitely worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Lots of great artwork, the interior is nearly fully-restored and incredible. Very historic and definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I like this church is beuriful an is a little similar to another church that i visited in Lima , i liked their architecture , its beautiful .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great similar others. One more.. this is smallest at front of San Pedro Market. The way to arrive , walking, is great with photos about the 1900/1930 days and now is exactly that or better ! Good trip.

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Millbrae, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Amazing church and history that is critical for understanding Lima and the Catholic side of its evolution..

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Chester, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This church is a delight and very much used. The confessionals are in constant use. There are often services - I was present for a celebration of a marriage anniversary and it was full of flowers. The artwork in the chapels is gorgeous and the full size presentations of Christ's person are well worth looking at slowly. I love the... More 

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

full of paintings, statues, an awesome chapel on the side. In the center of the city, near other important sites, just walking a short distance

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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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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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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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Additional Information about San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro)

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

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