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“Cathedral is more like a museum”
Review of Cathedral of Lima

Cathedral of Lima
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Ranked #13 of 330 things to do in Lima
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Bucerias
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“Cathedral is more like a museum”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Some sites say this is free but in fact you have to pay approx USD $3 - this gives you access to the museum inside the Cathedral. There is a $10 ticket if you want to do the adjoining Archbishop's Palace as well. We did not, and were in the Cathedral for about 2 hours. This is our preferred time frame so as to not get over saturated and unappreciative. Pisarro's chapel is totally mosaic covered, an incredible time consuming work of art, altho we did think it a bit odd to celebrate such a conquistador! All the side chapels - and there are lots of them (14 apparently) - have a note as to which saintly replica is on display. Beautiful ornately carved wooden choir. And if you're not claustrophobic you can go down to some excavated tombs. And just when you think you're done: there's a museum behind the choir containing holy paintings, articles, vestments and all sorts of religious paraphanelia. Upstairs there's a small exhibition of calligraphy and a model of the cathedral.

Visited June 2014
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Tadworth
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“Different to European cathedrals”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Part of the cathedral is free to visit for praying and quite reflection. The other part is an religious art museum and you have to pay 12 soles entry. It is very nice and definitely worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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Littleton, Colorado
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“Wore me out”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

While my husband and I enjoyed the catacomb section of the tour, the rest was unneeded. We were taken over the entire church. Too tiring and long.

Visited March 2014
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Helsingborg, Sweden
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“Excellent visit”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stopped by for no particular reason, but we were really amazed. So much to see and so much to read. The added excitement of the crypts below some of the side chapels did not make things worse. As an added bonus, there is a very nice cafe in a small internal courtyard towards the Archbishop's palace.

Visited July 2014
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Banff, United Kingdom
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“Great place to visit”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

I visited as part a city tour real nice place to visit also visited the Crypts walking round this area which was full nones a little strange but it's part the tour

Visited July 2014
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