Lima

Get religious at the Cathedral of Lima

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Located in the Plaza Mayor of downtown Lima, the Cathedral of Lima also known as Basilica Cathedral of Lima is a Roman Catholic Cathedral. Built in the 15th century it underwent many constructions and renovations since then. It has a colonial structure and façade. It has been dedicated to St. John who was Apostle and an Evangelist of that time. The Cathedral stands on the site where the city’s first church was supposed to be built, next to the Archbishop’s palace. The construction and reconstruction of the Cathedral stripped off the baroque décor which it had in the 15th century.

See also : Take a walk at the Plaza de Armas

Apart from that as well there is plenty to see like the ornate wood choir, the various chapels along the nave which display altars carved in different styles, which are dozens of them. In the 17th century, a rococo sculpture masterpiece was made by Pedro de Noguera which is housed in there. The Cathedral has a museum at its back which shows paintings and intricate sacristy. There is a chapel covered with mosaic and remains of Pizarro by the main door of the cathedral. You can visit here and discover the history of the Peruvians.

Visiting Hours:
Sunday: 13:00 - 17:00 hours
Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 17:00 hours
Saturday: 10:00 to 13:00 hours.

Address: Jirón Carabaya, Lima 15001, Peru

Contact: +51 1 4279647"

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