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San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro)
San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro)

San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro)

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Jirón Azangaro 451, Cercado de Lima, Lima, 15001

The Basics

Peru is a unique place that combines Catholicism with a number of ancient traditions, and the San Pedro Church in Lima is a great place to experience this harmonious mix. Most city walking tours touch on the church’s architecture and history. For a more comprehensive understanding of Lima’s history, religion, and Peruvian traditions, take a private tour and explore some of the city’s other churches, top attractions, and lesser-known highlights.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The San Pedro Church is a must-see for architecture lovers.

  • There is an underground crypt that dates back to the 1600s.

  • Admission to San Pedro Church is free.

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How to Get There

The church is a short walk from Plaza Mayor down Jiron de la Union. There are also a number of city buses that reach the church from many points in the city; alternatively, take the metro to Jiron de la Union station.

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When to Get There

San Pedro Church is open daily from 8:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. Lima experiences its peak season during the summer, December to April, so visit outside of this time for a quieter experience.

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A Reminder of the Past

The San Pedro Church has remained more or less intact since its construction in the 1600s. It is home to a large collection of colonial paintings, which you can see throughout the complex. The Jesuits have preserved it very well, allowing the church to become a major spiritual center—not just for Limeños but for all Peruvians.

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