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Catedral de Lima - Museum Lima - Peru

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.

Location:
Jirón Carabaya, cuadra / block 2, Plaza de Armas, Central Lima

Central Lima, Lima, Peru

Museum Types:
Cultural, Art

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.

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol



Here are other activities in and around Central Lima that may be of interest: Museo Nacional Afroperuano, Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, Museo Andrés Del Castillo, Museo de Arte Italiano / Italian Art Museum, Museo de Arte de Lima / Lima Art Museum, Museo de la Inquisición / Museum of the Inquisition, Casa Riva Agüero, Casa De La Gastronomía Peruana, Casa Aliaga and Museo del Banco Central de Reserva / Central Bank Museum.








26 Jan 2012





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