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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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