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  • Address: Plaza de Armas, Lima 100, Peru
  • Hours: Mon–Fri 9am–5pm; Sat 10am–1pm
  • Admission: 10 Nuevos Soles

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Catedral de Lima

The baroque twin-towered Lima Cathedral (Catedral de Lima) dominates the city's central Plaza de Armas with an elaborate exterior. Constructed in the 1530s but the victim of earthquake damage over the years, much of what is standing today dates back to 1746 when the site underwent a rebuilding program.

Step inside the huge cathedral via one of its three grand doors and you'll find a lofty interior of white and gold with soaring ribbed ceilings, mosaic chapels, and pillared aisles. See the many paintings that line the walls, and view the cathedral's main attraction: the elaborate marble tomb of Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, who laid the structure's first stone in 1535.

Often visited on walking and sightseeing tours of Lima, the cathedral is a popular landmark in the palm-filled Plaza de Armas (check it out at night to see the church brilliantly illuminated with floodlights). Entry includes a guided tour and a visit to the cathedral's museum.

Practical Info

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

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Lima City Sightseeing Tour, Lima, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Lima City Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2550 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 $34.99
Lima Combo Tour: City Sightseeing Tour plus Larco and Archaeological Museums, Lima, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Lima Combo Tour: City Sightseeing Tour plus Larco and Archaeological Museums

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

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

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

From USD $180.99
Small-Group Tour of Historical Lima City, Lima, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Small-Group Tour of Historical Lima City

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 6 Reviews

Embark on this truly historical 4-hour tour of Lima City with a small group of no more than 8. You and your group will travel to visit the most pivotal areas ...  Read more

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

From USD $40.00
Cathedral of Lima, Casa Aliaga and Larco Museum Tour, Lima, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Cathedral of Lima, Casa Aliaga and Larco Museum Tour

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 6 Reviews

Visit the urban side of the city of Lima, the Historic Centre until Lima's Plaza de Armas. Visit the Cathedral of Lima, Casa Aliaga, an old residence of ...  Read more

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

From USD $89.00
Downtown Lima Bike Tour, Lima, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Downtown Lima Bike Tour

If you are interested in learning about the history and culture of the beautiful city of Lima and visit its most representative and symbolic places, this is ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Lima City Bike Tour, Lima, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Lima City Bike Tour

An interesting experience for travelers who seek a deeper, more meaningful connection with Lima in a close up visit biking the city streets, avenues, parks, ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Private Half-Day Tour in Lima City, Lima, Bike Rentals
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Private Half-Day Tour in Lima City

Join this half day tour of Lima to see the highlights of the city. You will see the most interesting places and learn the meaning of being ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
Lima City Half Day Tour, Lima, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Lima City Half Day Tour

The best way to enjoy Lima and its history. This excursion offers Lima’s best attractions in its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern.

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

From USD $40.00
Private Tour Lima City Tour and Larco Museum Tour, Lima, City Tours
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Private Tour Lima City Tour and Larco Museum Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Explore the modern and colonial side of Lima, plus get an inside look into the Larco Museum on a private tour. You will admire incredible buildings and ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Private Lima Night Tour Including Magic Water Circuit, Lima, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Lima Night Tour Including Magic Water Circuit

4 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

Enjoy  the city of Lima at night. See the main sights illuminated and visit the historical center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour includes a ...  Read more

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

From USD $55.00

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