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Sanctuary of Las Nazarenas (Iglesia de las Nazarenas) Tours

Sanctuary of Las Nazarenas (Iglesia de las Nazarenas)
Located in Lima’s historical district, the Sanctuary of Las Nazarenas isn’t the largest church, but it’s one of the city’s most beloved buildings for the painting that lies inside. With its soaring façade and pastel exterior, the building contributes to the colonial feel that’s so prominent in this old part of town, and was built in 1771 after a major earthquake destroyed many of Lima’s original buildings. For all its external beauty, however, it’s the Cristo Moreno painting that has brought it to international fame. Painted by a freed, African slave in the middle of the 17th century, it has miraculously made it through devastating earthquakes and escaped completely unscathed. As the church is dedicated to Lord of Miracles—the patron saint of Lima—the painting’s survival is seen as a physical manifestation of miracles, and when it isn’t hanging behind the main altar, it’s the center of a festival where thousands of revelers parade through the streets of old town. You can visit the church independently, or as part of a half-day, guided tour that visits Lima’s sanctuaries.

Insider's Tip: The festival usually takes place on October 18th and 28th. Crowds are heavy, but if you’re visiting Lima during these dates, and want to attend the festival, be sure to bring some purple clothing and prepare to be there the whole day.

Practical Info

The Sanctuary of Las Nazarenas is on the western end of Lima’s historical district. Dress code is semi-formal.
Address: Jirón Huancavelica 515, Lima, Peru
Hours: Open daily from 6am-12pm and 4-8pm.
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Religious Tour around Churches of Lima

Religious Tour around Churches of Lima

Discover with us the history that surrounds the most important churches in the historic center, letting you be enveloped by the tradition of their cults. All this in a special tour of the Churches: Santo Domingo, Santa Rosa, San Francisco, and Nazarenas.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$58.00
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US$58.00

Sanctuaries of Lima Half-Day Tour

Sanctuaries of Lima Half-Day Tour

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Tick off more of Lima’s sacred buildings in less time on this tour of three significant sanctuaries. Alongside your guide, visit the Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima, and the Monastery of Santa Domingo, where two saints are laid to rest. See, too, the Sanctuary of Las Nazarenas, whose pastel exterior harbors the beloved 17th-century ‘Cristo Moreno' painting, and learn about Lima’s religious heritage. All entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$83.20
Price varies by group size
From
US$83.20
Price varies by group size
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What are Sanctuary of Las Nazarenas (Iglesia de las Nazarenas) hours of operation?
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Sanctuary of Las Nazarenas (Iglesia de las Nazarenas) hours of operation: Open daily from 6am-12pm and 4-8pm.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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