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San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro)

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Address: Jiron Azangaro, cuadra 4, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 51 1 4283017
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Built by the Jesuits in 1638, this ornate church features baroque altars...

Built by the Jesuits in 1638, this ornate church features baroque altars decorated in gold leaf, several colonial paintings and La Abuelita, the oldest bell in Peru.

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Must see for history/architecture fans

Spanish colonial architecture, good photo ops, open to the public during and between services. There are plenty of tourists, all welcome, donations encouraged.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Monroe, Wisconsin
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Monroe, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spanish colonial architecture, good photo ops, open to the public during and between services. There are plenty of tourists, all welcome, donations encouraged.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

very nice masterpiece in gold leave, it is a very nice Catholic Church, in downtown Lima, very few blocks fron Lima Catedral, entrance is free.

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

It is part of a lot of old churches in Lima. You can not miss to visit it. Be aware of the timetable before you go.

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Helena, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This was the most fabulous church I saw in Lima. Should be a "do not miss" on your travel list. Nothing spared from being covered in gold.

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florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

there is a couple of churches in the area . I recommended to be part of a tour because it is so crowded .

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Geneva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This is a special church with beautiful interior decoration. Many important weddings take place here. This is located in downtown colonial Lima.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This church is worth stopping by of you have time and are in the area. It has impressive colonial carvings.

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

a beautiful church, there are several cafes and vendors of arts and crafts. we enjoyed taking pictures and walking the beautiful park

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South Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

The striking yellow façade attracts you right away, and the inside does not disappoint. many individual chapels line the church, each different from the next. you could argue that some of them are gaudy, but that's 1th century style. What's interesting is how the Spanish art is influenced by the local styles.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Guided tour around the church and catacombs very interesting, providing detail of the structure, paintings, previous functions of the building etc. Thousands of bony remnants in the catacombs. Good history of the many pictures, portraits, etc

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