• USD ($)
  • English

4.5 158 Reviews

Add your review

  • Address: Plaza de Armas
  • Hours: Open Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 1pm. Closed Sundays.
  • Admission: Adults: 10 Nuevos Soles

Lima ATTRACTIONS See all

Catedral de Lima

Lima's baroque twin-towered cathedral dominates the city's central Plaza de Armas.

The cathedral's elaborate colonial exterior looks intact, but it has suffered plenty of wear and tear over the years from earthquakes since its construction in the 1530s. Much of what you see dates from the rebuilding program of 1746.

Step inside the huge cathedral via one of its grand three doors and you’ll find a lofty white and gold interior with soaring ribbed ceilings, mosaic chapels and pillared aisles.

The cathedral's walls are lined with paintings, and the highlight of the chapels is the elaborate marble tomb of Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, who laid the cathedral's first stone in 1535.

Entry includes a guided tour and a visit to the cathedral's museum.

The cathedral is brilliantly illuminated with floodlights at night, and the palm-filled square in front is a popular meeting spot with seating.

Practical Info

The Catedral de Lima is on Plaza de Armas in the city center. A pedestrianized street runs south of the cathedral to Plaza San Martin, and Lima’s train station is two blocks north.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Lima City Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 117 Reviews

Enjoy a complete tour of the beautiful cultural town of Lima, also know as the City of Kings. You’ll see classic historical sights, colonial and Inca ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.99

Small Group Lima Discovery Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

There's no better way to explore Lima than on a small group walking tour! Try out some Spanish greetings, stroll around the central market, try churros and ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.99

Lima Open-Top Sightseeing Tour with Optional Callao Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Discover Lima's rich history and beauty on this exciting sightseeing tour by open-top bus! Choose from four sightseeing options, each giving you the chance to ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: Varies

From USD $22.99

Lima Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Larco and Archaeological Museums

Combine a city sightseeing tour with Lima’s two best museums on this Lima Super Saver! You’ll see the city’s top attractions and learn about the history of ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $139.99
$164.19 Save $24.20

See all Catedral de Lima Tours & Tickets

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message