Lima's Catedral is a highlight of any visit to the city. The first stone of the cathedral was laid by Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish conquistador who defeated the Inca. Ironically, Pizarro would be laid to rest in the same cathedral less than ten years later, when he was murdered in the streets during the brutal warring among Spanish factions that followed the fall of the Inca. There are 15 smaller chapels within the larger cathedral structure, each of which is dedicated to a different saint or religious figure. The cathedral is famous for the ornately carved choir stalls and several impressive paintings. Tours are offered of the church and a museum which contains sacred items and relics as well as a collection of religious paintings, mostly from the colonial era.
JirÃ³n Carabaya, cuadra / block 2, Plaza de Armas, Central Lima
Central Lima, Lima, Peru
Travel Tips: The church is open without cost during hours of mass and on Sundays. At all other times, one may visit the church only on the guided tours.
Price Description: Adults $3.60, children $0.75
Relative price: Mid-Range
Open Hours from:Monday-Friday 9 a.m., Saturday 9 a.m.
Open Hours to:Monday-Friday 5 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m.
Travel Skills: beginner/easy.
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