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San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro)

Jiron Azangaro, cuadra 4, Lima, Peru
+51 1 4283017
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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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Jiron Azangaro, cuadra 4, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure when this church is actually open, probably only during mass times. However, there is a smaller side chapel that's open most days and from there, you can get a small glimpse of the church through the closed doors. There's also a courtyard...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Our guide said it was just one of the plain church's & gave us 5 minutes. Unfortunately she had to wait much longer, it is beautiful.

Thank David H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The interior of this church will astound you. Each of the side alters are magnificent works of art by themselves. Taken together with the central nave and main alter, it will leave you in awe.

Thank Don H
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We much enjoyed our tour of this church which is actually the former monastery of the Franciscan saints the remaining few who still inhabit it. The informative tour included the beautiful church and its catacombs below where Lima citizens were buried well into the 19th...More

Thank tennafinn
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Built in 1638. Added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. It's easily accessible in the historic center of Lima. While a major tourist site, the inner courtyard is quiet and helps you escape the hustle and bustle of Lima (10 million). The catacombs...More

Thank dcr1837
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Truly a beautiful church. People watching around the square was interesting too. The catacombs, were a new experience for me. Don't know if I would want to do it again, but truly glad I did for the experience.

Thank mcginthy
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Not just because I got married here, but this church - which is as good as a cathedral - has a wonderfully nice altar, with lots of gold (colored); where as the chapel as well has it's beauty. Do not forget to visit the inner...More

Thank J.J. N
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This will an amazing church to visit in Lima. It is about a 2 minute walk from the plaza. There were quite a bit of people when I visited. Pictures are allowed in the main sanctuary but not in the rest of the cathedral. The...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 14 December 2016

St Pedro is one of the best churches I have seen in South America. It may not look very attractive from outside and many tourists do not come here. However, the moment you enter it's doors, it's grandeur will take your breath away, The gold...More

Thank MayoorAmin
Reviewed 2 November 2016

What was nice is there was not a huge crowd, no admission fee, although I walked in during a service. Just sat for a while. Not sure if you can do pictures, I didn't.

Thank Michael T
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