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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
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!!
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
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
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
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