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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
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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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$40*
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Small-Group Tour of Historical Lima City
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$27*
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Sanctuaries of Lima Half-Day Tour

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One of Peru's patrons and a must see

My home parish ion Long Island, New York was St. Rose of Lima (pronounced like the bean) so it was a natural visit. Very tranquil and a bit off the tourist path so it's a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My home parish ion Long Island, New York was St. Rose of Lima (pronounced like the bean) so it was a natural visit. Very tranquil and a bit off the tourist path so it's a good visit. Lots about the saint's life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're Catholic you should visit this church and the crypt where St. Rose is buried. The convent is beautiful and well kept. You don't have to be on a conducted tour to visit. We were with Condor Travel and it was part of the city tour. My only criticism is that the tour required payment in U.S. dollars instead... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the tour. Not too busy even on a weekday. Lots to see. Good vibes. Not too crowded. Good souvenir shops. Not far from the city center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very quite and respectful church. The rose gardens were in bloom. I can see that the church was done in the way Saint Rose led her life very humbly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Great history, art, and architecture. An easy visit right in the central area of the city. Highly recommend a local tour guide give you additional information to make the trip more valuable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We attend St Rose of Lima church in our home town. To be honest, prior to visiting here we knew nothing of St. Rose, (our bad). Her home, the church and the story of her life was fascinating. We can wait to get home and tell our fellow parishioners about what we saw and learned.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

For those who are interested in the history of Saint Rose of Lima, this is THE place to go. Access is open to the public free of charge and it is available through public or private transportation (not easy access to parking though). Preferable to travel using public transportation or arranging for someone to pick you up/drop you off as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My sister-in-law is an alumnus of St. Rose of Lima school so naturally, I had to visit the church on her behalf. It's a beautiful and peaceful structure, a bit off to the side of Centro Historico. St. Rose's crypt is NOT in the church. It's in the Monastery of Santo Domingo, a few blocks away. Don't miss it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Yet another stunning church located in Lima, this one features a sanctuary to one of Lima's patrons with some nice places to walk around. Worth a visit if you're nearby.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Sant Rosa de Lima makes for good history reading and the sanctuary was peaceful. You could light candles and make your wish. The small gift shop had many religious things you could buy. The statue of Santa Rosa in the garden was inspiring

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