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Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima

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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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Av. Tacna 100, Lima L01, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been my first visit and was impacted by the overall maintenance of this church Been worthwhile visiting and left with good memories

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Manuel P
Reviewed November 23, 2018

This church, although not large or spectacular, houses two Dominican saints and you can feel that as soon as you enter the church. A great place to relax, pray, and feel close to God.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

The church is worth visiting to learn more about Santa Rosa. Make sure to go to the left of the church to get to the courtyard and hermitage that she built. People throw coins in, trying to make it through the slots in the top...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Katy A
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit! We explored her house and gardens. Don’t miss the little house she built and the well where people drop prayers in the courtyard. We were also able to celebrate Mass at 10am (Sunday).

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Our guide gave us some insight about this historical and colorful church that it is one of the oldest in the city

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

The Santa Rosa Sanctuary and Church is a must visit location in Lima. Quiet courtyards, some fine examples of local art, the story of Saint Rosa and a wonderful old library make it a very special place.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kath C
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

A view into Santa Rosa de Lima’s life. Plaques describing her life are all over the place so you get a good idea what it was like. The church is very humble but somehow you still feel the solemnity.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

a true masterpiece in church building a few hundred years ago always interesting and simple to get to

Date of experience: March 2017
Reviewed August 23, 2017

A very nice church inside and out. You don't need a guide and it will only take about 10 minutes for a good look.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Damien-Segal
Reviewed August 23, 2017

This used to be a cloistered nunnery for females and houses the "mercedes" of Saint Rose of Lima. It has intricate lamps, furniture of the period and beautiful naves in the church.

Date of experience: August 2017
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