"La Catedral" La Catedral - The Cathedral of Lima Tip by al2401
La Catedral - The Cathedral of Lima, Lima: 27 reviews and 44 photos
The first stone of the Basilica Cathedral of Lima was laid in 1535. The original adobe building was officially inaugurated by Francisco Pizarro in 1540. It was designated a cathedral by Papal Bull in 1541.
Since that time the church has been extended and reconstructed several times as the result of a number of earthquakes - the last of any significance was in 1940. The colonial structure and facade still remain. The facade has three large doorways and the central door is known as the Portada del Perdon - 'the door of forgiveness'.
The Cathedral also contains the tomb of the Spanish conquistador of Peru, Francisco Pizarro.
Hours: Mon-Sat 10-4:30
Address: Plaza de Armas - Lima
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