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Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima

Av. Tacna 100, Lima L01, Peru
+51 1 4251279
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As featured in Lima off the beaten path
Ranked #22 of 128 attractions in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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." « less
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SAO PAULO
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I didn"t expect this boroque church and former convent to be so surprisingly beautifull. From the cloister garden you see the wood finish internal patio (top floor). Our guide said it's originall and the lack of rain makes it last long!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

if you have been to a big city anywhere and do not want to see this, don't leave Lima airport and keep going to Cusco or other destinations

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cork,ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Amazing,so much information,about Catholics in times past,very interesting tour.sad as well when u think how certain people were treated in those days

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Lovely experience. Peaceful oasis in busy city. Very interesting library and church. Our guide very informative.

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Dumont, NJ
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

When visiting Plaza de Armas, cut across the park past the fountain and head over to the cathedral of Santa Rosa. Please make sure that you take the tour as there is so much history to learn that you will miss if you just walk through it. We took the English tour and the young lady was very fluent and... More

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Santiago, Chile
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The guide had an impressive knowledge of history and the Cathedral. Don´t miss the little café in the inner courtyard, a lovely quiet oasis from the busy city.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
81 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

A church that was destroyed and rebuild 3 times. It amazed me with the collections from before 18th century and are well kept for displayed. A lot of Mother Mary displayed here and see how they honour her with such beautiful art works. I also discovered that Mother Mary appear in Isreal and Barcelone Spain - both places I visited... More

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Denver, Colorado
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

It was worth going to see. If nothing else for the art, history, and architecture. Inside you will find the crypt of Santa Rosa of Lima, courtyard with a fountain and gardens, historic library and artwork, and ornate wood work. It is beautiful in its own way

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Campinas, SP
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Seria melhor se houvesse uma explicação dentro do convento. It would be better if there where some kind of information about the visit.

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Austin, Texas
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The Lima Cathedral was nicely presented, with guides available for a tip or a helpful, language-specific information sheet available for free. I thought the catacombs were neat and interesting, as I had never seen anything like them before in a cathedral. The entrance fee was 10 soles per person. There were free bathrooms, a tea stand, and a gift shop... More

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