San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro)

San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), Lima

San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro)

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.
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada7,303 contributions
Worth the Visit
Jan 2020
We visited the San Pedro Church on our walking tour of historic downtown Lima, booked on the Holland America ship Volendam. This is a beautiful church and certainly worth seeing. There is so much history in this city.
Written March 29, 2020
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DavidGiuliana
Dallas, TX4 contributions
Cultural Experience
Feb 2020
A wonderful Cathedral in Lima, lots to learn, we recommend the personal tour guide. The story of Fransisco Pizarro was fascinating , and the cript also.
Written February 9, 2020
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Kris J
Seattle, WA20 contributions
400 Years
Jan 2020
This church, its cloisters, and it’s catacombs are definitely worth your time. It’s a short walk from the main plaza in Lima and gives tours in several languages at least every hour. The church is dazzling, the cloisters and their paintings opulent, and the catacombs suitably creepy.
Written January 21, 2020
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Elena P
Romania4,720 contributions
Very nice from outside too
Dec 2019 • Couples
The church is very nice and impressive also from outside. All the churches in Lima have a lot of character.
Written December 20, 2019
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Truh16
Ottawa, Canada95 contributions
Absolutely Gorgeous Baroque Church
Oct 2019
This is possibly one of the most ornate and beautiful churches that I have ever been in. It's just gorgeous inside, lots of baroque gold leaf, and Spanish Seville tiles. Of all the churches in the downtown area near the Plaza de Arma, this is the one that I felt was the most beautiful. Take 10-15 min of your time and walk around the inside, it is well worth it.
Written December 10, 2019
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emat822
Scotland, UK217 contributions
Beautiful architecture
Nov 2019
Within walking distance of the beach this is a wonderful and inspiring church with beautiful chapels and lovely ceilings
Written November 27, 2019
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raffaella and Sal
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada3 contributions
Amazing church!
Oct 2019
Beautiful church with Spanish influences and architecture ! A lot of beautiful paintings and statues!
Written October 30, 2019
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Ronald S
Alma, AR15 contributions
Jesuit Church with beautiful Baroque alters
Aug 2019
Built in the colonial period of the 1600's, this church has beautiful wood carvings and huge Baroque alters throughout the interior. Worth a brief visit if you are in the area.
Written September 15, 2019
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MorningstarMarilyn
Park City, UT116 contributions
Worth a quick view if you're there already
Sep 2019
I've been in churches all over the world, this is small and quaint, worth 5 minutes if you're walking by.
Written September 6, 2019
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,051 contributions
Overly decorated Jesuit church
Jul 2019 • Couples
Okay I'm going to apologise. Maybe it was due to the sheer number of churches/cathedrals that we had visited that made us weary. To us it was just another very ornate, overly decorated church in what would have been a relatively poor country. Consecrated by the Jesuits in 1638. We might have missed it but we knew no reason why this is any more unique than any other church in Lima. Average score, because aren't they all decorated like this...over the top.
Written August 1, 2019
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