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Cathedral of Lima

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Jiron Carabaya | Plaza de Armas de Lima, Lima 15001, Peru
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stop by the Catedral de Lima off of Plaza de Armas. Beautiful interior; worth a quick visit. Ornate ceilings and statuary.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see location when visiting downtown Lima. Located at the plaza central. Check out when the guard changes on the side of the square. The cathedral is huge !. A must see !

Thank Andreas M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another joy to see and wonder the beauty of it all. Worth viewing. Allow plenty of time to see it all

Thank Maggie O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cathedral has become a museum as well as the office of the Archbishop. One can purchase either a visit to the Cathedral or both. As I had not been there in 31 years, I decided to visit both of them. The paintings, style of...More

Thank Caroline R
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Don't think you are allowed to leave Lima without visiting here. It is nice--but a very ordinary Cathedral. Nothing dramatic--and to me only Pizarro's tomb was remotely interesting. All very pretty but ordinary. The Cathedral in Cusco was much more magnificent!!

1  Thank chesterchandler
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This is not only a normal cathedral, but one with lots of interesting history of the past of Lima/Peru. Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish conquistador body is buried here and there is an area dedicated to him in this cathedral. There are also catacombs here and...More

1  Thank nldogbert
Reviewed 10 September 2018

not much to it but, but it is still awe inspiring. 60-90 minutes you won't be disappointed. All of the chapels are beautiful and the crypts were very interesting.

Thank rbcmac
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Nothing spectacular either architecturally or religiously or culturally. A visit to this place was a stop in tour. Like any Catholic building, it’s full of idols and icons. Strangely, Francisco Pizarro, a Spanish conquistador, occupies a prominent place in this cathedral. This building has undergone...More

Thank globetrottingYankee
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Unfortunately, I did not enter the cathedral. Right at the entrance, an employee started explaining the cost and the facilities to be visited. However, he only presented the most expensive option, not clarifying that there were different and less expensive options. For that misleading information,...More

Thank Ricardo M
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I'm not Catholic, so I was visiting purely as a tourist. Having visited many large cathedrals throughout Europe, eveything was much as I expected. Being well over 6' tall one of the crypt entrances was a challenge. I also toured the adjacent museum which i...More

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Response from Gretton | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a small fee and a guided tour is included.
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