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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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Ranked #26 of 135 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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The Netherlands
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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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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SAO PAULO
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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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cork,ireland
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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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Dumont, NJ
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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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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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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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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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