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Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, Lima

(4.8/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web)
Standing proudly since 1774, Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco in World Heritage-listed central Lima has survived several earthquakes throughout its storied history. The exquisite church, recognizable for its lemon yellow facade, includes an extensive library with a worldwide reputation for excellence. You can visit the complex's creepy catacombs, used before the construction of the city's main cemetery. Add Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco to your Lima travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lima trip builder.
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  • The Church is in repair, you see things covered with black plastic everywhere, areas where you can not spend, and that if you are open to the public cannot be taken neither photos nor video, is prohibited. Some salons have things so ancient and conservation that not even you can touch. All linking has been adapted so that the tourist comes and see how it was the life of the friars. Not recommended for claustrofobicos, that said the tour guide. The cost was S / 10.00 per person. In tour lasts between 30 and 45 minutes with guides. They do not allow you to enter without a guide. The guides giving tours speak Spanish, English and French.
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  • Somewhere very central and historical, if want to enjoy ancient architecture this is your place, can also be a place for a short visit with your family
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  • Unfortunately it was closed we saw it on the outside and lucia beautiful. We were eager to take it inside. The next will be!
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  • Historical place, and beautiful architecture. Don't forget to visit the catacombs.
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  • Here we can visit the catacombs a colonial cemetery with the remains of thousands of people who were traditionally buried under in a basement of the Church
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  • It is enigmatic, spiritual and historical
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  • Picture is beautiful but live in impressive, its history, its architecture, is very very cute.
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  • Spectacular!
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