The original church was a small wooden construction and built already before the foundation of Lima. In it the first Holy Mass of Lima was celebrated (1534). Today many faithful still come to the church every day, to adore the cross of "Padre Urraca", who is believed to have performed many wonders.
The traffic on the street outside is heavy but the inside of the church impresses you with its stone arcades.
Take your time and admire the outstanding facade.