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Catedral de Lima (La), Lima

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Contact: +51 1 427 9647
Open Hours: M-F 9a-5p, Sa 10a-1p
It was Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro who laid the first stone here. The cathedral is bordered by 15 chapels, one of which holds the remains of the conquistador himself. The interior, adorned with cruciform pillars, candelabras and Italian marble flooring, exemplifies the beauty of colonial architecture. Also worth seeing are the altars dedicated to Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo and to the Virgen de la Evangelizacion, as well as the magnificent Pedro de Noguera choir stalls. The sacristy serves as the Museum of Religious Art, which displays sacred artifacts, liturgical furnishings and paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries. Museum admission is five soles; students and children under eight pay just three soles.