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Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima

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Address: Av. Tacna 100, Lima L01, Peru
Phone Number: +51 1 4251279
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Located on the city's Main Square or Plaza Mayor, this cathedral was built...

Located on the city's Main Square or Plaza Mayor, this cathedral was built in 1564 by architect Jeronimo de Aliaga and features an ivory baroque chapel of La Inmaculada and the tomb of Francisco Pizarro, known as the "conquistador of Peru."

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One of the 'must see' attractions in Lima

For those who are interested in the history of Saint Rose of Lima, this is THE place to go. Access is open to the public free of charge and it is available through public or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Caroline R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those who are interested in the history of Saint Rose of Lima, this is THE place to go. Access is open to the public free of charge and it is available through public or private transportation (not easy access to parking though). Preferable to travel using public transportation or arranging for someone to pick you up/drop you off as... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My sister-in-law is an alumnus of St. Rose of Lima school so naturally, I had to visit the church on her behalf. It's a beautiful and peaceful structure, a bit off to the side of Centro Historico. St. Rose's crypt is NOT in the church. It's in the Monastery of Santo Domingo, a few blocks away. Don't miss it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Yet another stunning church located in Lima, this one features a sanctuary to one of Lima's patrons with some nice places to walk around. Worth a visit if you're nearby.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Sant Rosa de Lima makes for good history reading and the sanctuary was peaceful. You could light candles and make your wish. The small gift shop had many religious things you could buy. The statue of Santa Rosa in the garden was inspiring

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Lovely church to visit and walk around. The decorations and statues etc were really beautiful and it was good to see how other nationalities worship. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I have a devotion to St. Rose of Lima and going there is a respite. To just sit inside the church was refreshing and to know and see the convent was very spiritual.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I beautiful big church with interesting artwork and history. Be sure to use the services of one of the tour guides, as you would miss a lot of the interesting tidbits about the painting. Check out the painting of the last supper with the guineau pig on the table. You are expected to tip the tour guides, but it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful church that contain the relics of Saint Rose of Lima. Lots of historic items, paintings and frescoes to admired.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

If you visit the historical center of Lima you should certainly visit this museum, not far from the presidential palace. A visit with guide is recommended, but you can also do without. The convent and church are in moorish style. The library was surprisingly nice and there are catacombes that you can get in. We liked it a lot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Beautiful and majestic! Loved the decor and historic artifacts inside the church. Would love to visit again!

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