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San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro)

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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Jiron Azangaro, cuadra 4, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice old church, tours in English or Spanish. Takes about 3/4 of an hour. Private guide is the best way to get in quickly.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Terrance1953
Reviewed 5 days ago

This church is absolutely beautiful and a fantastic way to appreciate the architecture to rival any church in the world.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Glen U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is a real masterpiece of architecture and art. There are thousands of intriguing details, beautiful paintings and impressive statues all over the place. If you're interested and get the chance to, you should attend holy mass there as well. It's also possible to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NinaK_theFirst
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Early in life, I was raised Catholic, so naturally, I feel comfortable entering a church. I bought a few candles from around the outside of the building and offered them to a saint, after I prayed. The exterior of the church is painted with a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Veronica H
Reviewed December 5, 2018

I'm sure if you have visited Europe you are used to seeing beautiful churches but San Pedro can stand on its own. The altars are beautiful, big, and awe-inspiring. We had a tour guide who knew his stuff. I wish they sold holy water so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018

Beautiful building, ornate decor inside. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and showed us aspects that we would have ordinarily not noticed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Annmarie B
Reviewed November 1, 2018

With limited time, I chose to visit this church. The church is lovely, in the center of town with interesting architecture especially with the use of wood. The inside woodwork was stunning along with the frescos and originally written hymns, but the disappointment lied in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lori D
Reviewed September 29, 2018

The architecture and construction of the church is flawless. The beauty of the construction and it's location is well placed and pleasing to the eye all the way around. Loved it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marla G
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Just love seeing these beautiful churches. So much history to see and enjoy. Take some time to enjoy it

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Maggie O
Reviewed September 27, 2018

colonial architecture. plenty of pews to sit and pray and give thanks to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Carolyn K
December 29, 2018|
Response from Maggie O | Reviewed this property |
You seemed to have forgotten the question??