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San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro)

Jiron Azangaro, cuadra 4, Lima, Peru
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Ranked #6 of 129 attractions in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Michigan
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160 reviews 160 reviews
42 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Not sure you could miss this church if you've a day in Lima as it's on every tour and in every tour book. It's a grand church with more gold gilt than I've seen almost anywhere,plenty of artistic detail and loads of history. As it's a free attraction and an easy one to do on your own - with a... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Stunning architecture, an amazing library full of centuries old books.....and then there's the catacombs and secret tunnels beneath the church, tombs and the bones of thousands of bodies, a truly incredible place

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Sumgait
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I had a tour inside the Church and came to like the Spanish Architecture. Quite a nice place where you are embraced with the history

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Cazu247@Hotmail.com
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314 reviews 314 reviews
133 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was impressed with how the church maintained both the inka tradition and the forced catholic traditions. Our guide made it seem that the spanish forced all their culture on them just to destroy thier identity.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Worthy visit, very charm and full o history. There is a fee entrance but it is cheap and there is some material to come along.

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Shanghai, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Our guidebook recommended this church, and I have to say it was by far the best part of my 36-hour tour of Lima. For 9/soles per person (about £2.5), we were able to take a small English tour of the grounds. The history of the church is fascinating and it is incredibly beautiful. If there is one thing to see... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

English travelers have tours available once per hour, so for you fellow Americans... test out your spanish on the 'native' tour!

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Newport News, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

very old church 100's of years old. They use to bury people way down below the church ( like 1000's of bodies). you get a guide to explain everything in the church. make sure you have time to do this tour.

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Indio, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Of the four cathedrals to visit in Lima, this is the one. Very interesting history and architecture. The tours are available in either espanol or English at a very reasonable price.

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

the church is solemn, quite and beautiful, it is easy to get there in Taxi, we had a guide with us to explain when it was built and why it named San Pedro, we did a short misa inside also, worth while to visit!

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