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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
Description: 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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Grand exterior and beautiful interior

Impressive structure, mostly dating back to 18th century (since much of the original building was badly damaged by earthquake). The church contains a number of impressive altars... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

There seems to be some confusion on Trip Advisor as to which church this is. The address listed seems correct, but the location on the map doesn't match the address at all! There are several churches shown in the photos. The smaller red church is the one to Saint Rose and located at the address shown. The fairly plain interior... More 

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Impressive structure, mostly dating back to 18th century (since much of the original building was badly damaged by earthquake). The church contains a number of impressive altars, carvings and paintings reflecting Roman Catholic history over the years. It also houses a fascinating library containing thousands of ancient manuscripts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

In all the Churches you may wander into in this world which lets face are many there are only a small few which are truly memorable. If you only see one church in Lima, you will do yourself a massive favour to see this one, words like Stunning, Wonderful & or Inspiring pale into insignificance. Let me put it another... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This was the last stop on our list of churches to visit while in Lima. It's a beautiful old historic church, as most of them are, so you don't want to miss this one. Take a stroll out in the gardens and you'll see the statue of St. Rose. It's most different.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Other reviews allready mention as to why one shoukd visit this place, but not many people are aware of the fact tgat St Rosa is said to have saved the city of Sittard in the Netherlands of the black Plague. (InSittard one can find a small chapel in her honour) Do not forget to write a wish on a piece... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It's a small church located a few blocks west of Plaza de Armaz. Very well maintained. One of the attractions mentioned on tourist maps

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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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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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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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