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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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Great historic place of worship.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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Paracas, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It really is very beautiful, and one must be very respectful of the people who still worship there. They make it much more than just another old building. The stained glass, the statues, the magnificent architecture. Perhaps one might argue that the money would have been better spent elsewhere, but I think such beauty offers comfort to the soul, and... More 

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is among the many religious edifices in Lima, and definitely one not to miss. Be sure to learn the Saint Rose story if you don't already know it.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The church part itself is free, and looks a lot like every other church in Lima, Peru, and South America that I've seen so far. The gallery is quite nice - it has a beautiful courtyard with rooms that have a lot of art. It doesn't have much description, but costs 3.5 soles for students, 7 for others and it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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