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Lima, Peru

Cathedral of Lima

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Colonial Masterpiece

The approach to the entryways of the Cathedral of Lima is awe-inspiring, the lofty palms out front mirroring the façade's great neoclassical towers. The basilica church, built in the 1530s along the Plaza Mayor, honors St. John the Apostle and Evangelist. The interior and side chapels are magnificent, what with the grand arching nave, the large-scale Stations of the Cross paintings, and the vintage baptistery. The Cathedral of Lima is also notable as the burial place of the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, known for his victory over the Inca Empire and its last ruler, Atahualpa.

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*This is where Pizarro's tomb is. Feel free to check it out.

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