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Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo: Tours & Tickets

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Built by Dominican friars in 1549, this Church and Monastery contains the tombs of Santa Martin de Porres and Peru's other famous saint, Santa Rosa de Lima.
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Jiron Camana 170, Lima 15001, Peru
Cercado de Lima
+51 1 4276793
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Walking through this church now a museum certainly can take you back to the past in Lima. This should not be missed.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank sealcoater
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of history here, especially between the Inca people and the Spanish, as well as inside conflicts between the various sects of the Catholic church. Good background on the times and lives of people living then.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is really worth visiting with a guide to enjoy the stories about the building and appreciate its details.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2019 via mobile

The guide took us around explaining the history -the inner courtyard was interesting with Spanish mosaic tiles on the wall dating back to 1606 -it is a pity that quite a lot of tiles are broken and needs to be restored. Also some of the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Cheers142
Reviewed October 1, 2019 via mobile

Incredible church interior. I had tour guide who spoke excellent English and we spoke Spanglish with one another. Incredibly beautiful 1500s courtyard, Spanish tiles and intricate woodwork. Went up to belltower as well. But so awkward at the end because I didn’t know she expected...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

Lovely architecture and absolutely worth the visit while in Plaza de Armas. Unlike the San Francisco, in Santo Domingo photos are allowed. Not to be missed. Truly beautiful!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2019 via mobile

I’ve been and seen many churches throughout the world. What a great story and history of this one. Wish we would’ve spent more time here.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Chris B
Reviewed September 10, 2019

We simply visited the inside of the basilica and found it really nice and rich in ornamentation. You have the possibility to visit the attendant convent, which we didn't do but was highly recommended to us!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LouisD16230
Reviewed September 1, 2019

This place is impressive and massive. The architecture is beautiful and there are different visits to the rooftop, the gardens but we didn't do it, we were just satisfied by walking around...

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Nick_shogatack
Reviewed August 1, 2019

The main reason why we visited the Convent was because we wanted to see the Tombs of Saint Rose of Lima and Saint Martin De Porres. The Convent is huge and even houses a library and chapels for each of the 3 saints whose remains...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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October 15, 2019|
Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
Our visit here was included in a 4 hour city tour of Lima. From what I recall you can visit and tour anytime during the day by yourself too. We spent a good 40 minutes here with the city tour. In the tour the bilingual guild... More
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July 15, 2018|
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Response from Gabrielle321 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely worth paying to go in.
December 27, 2017|
Response from Patrick S | Reviewed this property |
i believe we paid 10S each to get in!