Located in the Centro Histórico of Lima, three blocks from the Plaza de Armas, the Minor Basilica and Convent of St. Peter - originally built by the Jesuit Order in the 16th Century - is one of the most important religious complexes of Lima. Inspired by the Jesuits’ “mother church” in Rome - the Chiesa del Sacro Nome di Gesú - it is Peru’s National Sanctuary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The current church, consecrated in 1638, is the third built on the site since the Jesuits constructed the first simple temple in 1568. The Basilica was originally dedicated to St. Paul. It contains relics of dozens of saints, including three important Peruvian saints: Rosa of Lima, Francisco Solano, and Toribio de Mogrovejo.
GPS Coordinates: -12.04929, -77.02914
- Added: 28 Dec 2016
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2630909
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