The Basilica Cathedral of Lima is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in the Plaza Mayor of downtown Lima, Peru. Construction began in 1535, and the building has undergone many reconstructions and transformations since. It retains its colonial structure and facade. It is dedicated to St John, Apostle and Evangelist.
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Well maintained and super clean. They also have a lot of security all over the place. The food close by is cheap as well
The center of the town, which you have to visit. I came there in the evening and I wish I had started before it started to get dark. But anyway, it was still a nice stroll in the evening. The architecture is definitely something to look at and the lighting in the dark makes it more dramatic. Besides that, there are shops and restaurants nearby.
A busy and vibrant square with the presidential palace and the cathedral making up two sides. The military band which plays outside the palace is great if you can manage to catch them. Don't be put off by the riot police who guard the square. The seem pretty friendly!
very beautiful plaza. historic district. lots of good shops and restaurants around the area. felt safe during the daylight, but after the sun went down it got a little scary. I was approached more than once and asked if I wanted marijuana, cocaine or heroin? didn't feel safe in the crowd at night. The ride back to our hotel we were stuck in traffic for 2 hours and only had to go a few kilometers.
Great place to visit and start your trip in Lima. Beautifull plaza with a lot of history. Very clean and safe. You will find a lot of police and tourist walking around. The president house and the cathedral make the place very special. If you go at 11.45 am you will see the change of guard in the president house.
I honestly had an amazing time here, the architecture is breathtakingly beautiful. There is so much to see from the cathedral to the presidential house all circled around a traditional large fountain. This is a great place to start your vacation in Lima or even Peru for that matter as it is seen as the birthplace of Lima and has been on Unesco lists of world heritage for the last 40 years. Tip, go to the presidential house at 11.45 am you might be able to see the change of the guards.
I love going to the plaza de armas. It is such a gorgeous space full of life. If you visit Perú you shouldn't dismiss it!
As expected, this is a magnificent place in Lima, Peru. Full of intriguing history and landmark colonial time buildings. I loved being there to watch their solemnity change of the guard.
Very scenery plaza. One side is cathdral and other side is Jesus Church, both are nice buildings. A fountain in the middle and you can easily get nice pic!
One of the nicest squares I've been to! The look is very romantic, and I like how most of the buildings are colored yellow - because they used to be the golden city, after all. A must in Lima!
Very lively place, full of colonial architecture: historical buildings, squares, and churches. There are also lots of options for shopping and having some delicious food.
One of my favorite and everyone's principal place in Lima while visiting Peru. All the famous colonial architecture in Lima is found here. You see the Government Palace, Cathedral of Lima, Archbishop Palace, and City Hall all in walking distance. Enjoy the guardian exchange of Presidential palace. Take a walk around and you will see so many locals shop full of souvenirs !! Walk and Enjoy the Noise of Lima :)
There is a lot to see here. Take your time and enjoy the sites. There are some great churches to see and a lot of shopping. The street performers are always fun as well.
A UNESCO site, this is probably the most beautiful plaza of any old city I have seen. Its simple, yet majestic and nostalgic. Its like an episode of The Twilight Zone; where You can find this old antique in the modern city that Lima has become!
It's bright, surrounding buildings well presented. Well lighted in the evenings. Great live shows open to everybody to enjoy... and free. Ah! Good restaurants around too.
The principal place in Lima Capital. You see the Government Palace, Cathedral of Lima, Archbishop Palace, and City Hall all in the same place. At noon you can enjoy the guardian exchange. Really beautiful experience. I highly recommend it !!!!
The very best of colonial architecture in Lima in found here Take a look at the amazing balconies of the main church! at noon everyday there's a change of Guardians of the presidential palace... some people like that too. Walk around! enjoy the noise!