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Iglesia de Santo Domingo
Iglesia de Santo Domingo

Iglesia de Santo Domingo

Mon - Sat 9am - 12:30pm and 3pm-6pm; Sun 9am - 1pm.
Plaza de Santo Domingo, Lima, 100

The Basics

Travelers may discover the vast treasures inside the church and convent during a guided tour that includes the convent’s library with over 25,000 religious works; cloisters decorated with Sevillian tiles, Arabic arches, and 17th-century paintings; several grand altars and chapels, along with Peru’s oldest choir stalls; and the tombs of Santa Rosa de Lima the Patron Saint of the Americas and San Martín de Porres.

Travelers may also explore Santo Domingo as part of a half-day, full-day, private, or group walking and cycling tour that incorporates Lima's historical center. Some tours combine visits to the pre-Columbian Huaca Pucllana, an ancient pyramid in Miraflores or, farther afield, the Inca settlement Pachacamac. Other tours focus specifically on art, culture, and Lima’s famously dynamic food scene.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Lima

star-5
City tour is a must!
Joe_G, May 2022
Half-Day Lima City Sightseeing, Cathedral & Santo Domingo Convent
Daniel our tour guide was exceptional!! He was knowledgeable and took time to explain the beautiful history and culture of the city. The tour is a must if you only have a couple days in Lima. I was on my way back from Cusco.
star-5
Lima city tour for sure
Sunil_W, Apr 2022
Half-Day Lima City Sightseeing, Cathedral & Santo Domingo Convent
Gabriel, our tour guide made it very special. Well organized and an unforgettable experience. Trip to the Cathedral and Monastery felt peaceful and spiritual. Highly recommend this personalized city tour.
star-5
Great Lima half-day tour
Carla_S, Mar 2022
Half-Day Lima City Sightseeing, Cathedral & Santo Domingo Convent
We really like the tour. We were only 5 persons so felt like a private tour. It was a perfect half-day to visit important parts of Lima. We truly recommend it. We went on comfortable air conditioning mini bus and our tour guide Victor did the tour in Spanish and English. He was very knowledgeable.
star-5
Great tour and tour guide was very informative
Nancy_R, Oct 2021
Half-Day Lima City Sightseeing, Cathedral & Santo Domingo Convent
Monestary Santo Domingo was my favorite and the history of San Martin de Porre. The monestary engulfs its visitors with a sense of peace
star-5
One Amazing Tour
Donna_S, Sep 2021
Half-Day Lima City Sightseeing, Cathedral & Santo Domingo Convent
Suzanne was AMAZING! She was not only very pleasant, but her knowledge of Lima and Peru in general was outstanding! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting a rich historical experience of Lima.
star-5
Great Info, Great Guide!
Michael_M, Jan 2021
Half-Day Lima City Sightseeing, Cathedral & Santo Domingo Convent
Everything was great! The van was very comfortable that picked me up and the guide had lots of great info about the sights and Peru in general!
star-5
very professional and informative tour.
sabri_b, Dec 2020
Half-Day Lima City Sightseeing, Cathedral & Santo Domingo Convent
very informative tour, due to the solid knowledge of the tour guide. It is a must for any one who wants to know about Lima history and tourist attraction in a nutshell
star-5
Great tour!
Travelers, Mar 2020
Half-Day Lima City Sightseeing, Cathedral & Santo Domingo Convent
We were looking to spend a quick amount of time to see the top highlights of Lima. This trip did exactly that. We drove through multiple areas, saw many parks and monuments of the city and got out at the highlights. Miguel our guide was great and felt like he wanted to make sure we had a good time on our entire vacation, no just while we were with him. If you’re looking for a half a day Lima highlights tour, highly recommended.
star-4
Lima first visit
DARBY_B, Feb 2020
Half-Day Lima City Sightseeing, Cathedral & Santo Domingo Convent
I really enjoyed the tour with Suzanne was a great guide. It was a bit intense as I wax the only guest. I think we saw enough of the city but a little bit more spread on the development rather than the old history would be appreciated. Recommended though. And very conscientious driver
star-4
Short but sweet
gldngrm1, Dec 2019
Half-Day Lima City Sightseeing, Cathedral & Santo Domingo Convent
The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The traffic plays an important part on the tour. We were lucky that is was not too heavy.
star-5
Great Tour of Lima
Linda_P, Dec 2019
Half-Day Lima City Sightseeing, Cathedral & Santo Domingo Convent
We had a lovely tour of Lima - starting at the coast (Gaudi-esque garden) then went into central Lima to visit the Church and a Monastery and had a general wander through the streets. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and the country and suggested other things to do, based on our interests.
star-5
great way to understand Lima
Keith_K, Nov 2019
Half-Day Lima City Sightseeing, Cathedral & Santo Domingo Convent
If you want to get a terrific orientation on Lima, this is the tour for you. I came for work and only had a short time, so this was ideal.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Suitable for solo travelers, couples, and families.
  • Tour may include guide, round-trip hotel transport, but not food or drink.
  • Check specific tours for details.
  • Admission for adults is about $3.
  • Dress appropriately to enter a house of worship.
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How to Get There

The Iglesia de Santo Domingo is two blocks northwest of Plaza de Mayor in Lima’s historic center. Take a taxi or the Metropolitano Bus, which bypasses traffic on its very own designated lane through the city. From Barranco and Miraflores, take the line going North (Norte)—with several stops along Avenida Bolognesi—to the Jirón de la Unión stop and walk three to four blocks to the plaza.

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When to Get There

The church is open Monday to Saturday from 9am - 12:30pm and 3pm - 6pm, and Sundays from 9am - 1pm. These times may change at any time. The church is particularly lovely to visit at night as it is illuminated in a golden glow, and sometimes hosts festive events in the courtyards.

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Huaca Pucllana, archaeology and Dinner

Nearby is one of the city’s most exciting sites:xa0an adobe and clay pyramid located in the Miraflores district of central Lima called Huaca Pucllana. It's an important ceremonial and administrative center for the advancement of Lima Culture, which developed along the Peruvian central coast between AD 200 and AD 700. Within the sacred complex is a wonderful restaurant serving traditional Peruvian food in a totally unique atmosphere.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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