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Santuario De Santa Rosa De Lima - Historical Building Lima - Peru

The Santuario de Santa Rosa de Lima is the former home of the America’s first native-born saint and patron of Peru. The focal point of this sanctuary is the interior garden, where the saint’s adobe hermitage still stands, as well as a 19-meter (62-foot) deep well where pilgrims drop letters with their petitions for heavenly help. Around this courtyard are the rooms where Santa Rosa was born, her bedroom and the infirmary where she healed the sick. Several of her articles are on display. Bilingual signs explain Santa Rosa’s life and works. The church honoring her next door was built in 1670.


Avenida Tacna and Jirón Callao, Central Lima

Central Lima, Lima, Peru

Historical Building Types:
Churches, Site of historic significance, Churches and religious buildings, Spiritual/Religious

Getting There
The sanctuary is four blocks west of the Plaza de Armas.

Travel Tips:

The garden is open daily 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-6 p.m. Vendors in front of the sanctuary sell paper and envelopes for making requests to toss down the well. The house where fellow saint San Martín de Porres was born is on the other side of Jirón Callao.

Price Description: Free.

Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Museum: Daily 9 a.m.; Garden: Daily 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-6 p.m.

Open Hours to:Museum: Daily noon

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol

Contact Information:
Phone: 574-8000

Here are other activities in and around Central Lima that may be of interest: Casa Aliaga, Iglesia San Pedro, Correo Central de Lima, Convento de Santo Domingo, Iglesia de Jesús, Maria y José, Iglesia La Merced and Palacio de Gobierno.

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