The Santuario de Santa Rosa de Lima is the former home of the America鈥檚 first native-born saint and patron of Peru. The focal point of this sanctuary is the interior garden, where the saint鈥檚 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鈥檚 life and works. The church honoring her next door was built in 1670.
Avenida Tacna and Jir贸n Callao, Central Lima
Historical Building Types:
Churches, Site of historic significance, Churches and religious buildings, Spiritual/Religious
The sanctuary is four blocks west of the Plaza de Armas.
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 Mart铆n de Porres was born is on the other side of Jir贸n 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
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