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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Jiron Azangaro, cuadra 4, Lima, Peru
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+51 1 4283017
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"interesting history"
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Very neat church and catacombs. Delightful English speaking guide for free. Very beautiful and historical church.

Thank Darien45
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

everytime we visit you see something new and interesting wonder condition given the age of the church

Thank IMHUEY
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This Church is located in the heart of Lima. It is also next to a museum where the charge is 15 soles to get in. The church is rich in history.

Thank Veronica C
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a old Jesuit convent and Church, crossing the street from Palacio Torre Tagle one of the most beautiful samples of Colonial architecture. wile visiting the church do not forget to visit the adjacent Virgen de la O chapel, it is really beautiful

Thank petete1945
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We really enjoyed our visit to this old church. It is large, with a lot of interesting decorations in both the altar area and the side chapels.

Thank pico1
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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