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“A Local's Church”

San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro)
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Out of all the cathedrals and churches we visited in Lima. This one was spectacular and more of a feel of the local church. We were not bombarded with requests for a guide, we did not have to pay to get in, nor were there scads and scads of people trying to sell goods to us on our way in and out.

The church itself is wonderful and well preserved and quieter than other churches we visited so it was nice to sit and take it all in without a lot of distraction.

4  Thank ColoradoJojo
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Really beautiful church. This is a vision you don't want to miss.a quiet place for reflections and prayers. The surroundings are magnificent.

1  Thank Tampa_FloridaWisher
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

The church is probably the most sumptuous church of Lima's Historic Center. When visiting the church, ask why its three doors are never open. It is a picturesque story that explains well how was Lima's society during colonial times.

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Reviewed August 3, 2012

This is a Jesuit Church I love. Its open in the mornings. I entered here without any guidance but I could enjoy it. However, if you have a guide I think you can profit your visit more. Its big, full of pictures who have been recently restored. If you are lucky you can access the Virgin de La O chapel which is near it. Also you can cross the street and enter to the Foreign Affairs Cultural centttre which is just in front and offers frequent exhibitions of photography, art and a great bookstore.

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Reviewed July 5, 2012

Antique church, beautiful paintings an sculptures, and you can hear a mass too.

2  Thank Ada L
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