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Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, Lima

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Church Tourist Spot
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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  • Don't miss this Peruvian landmark. The convent is beautiful and the catacombs are quit interesting. It was very crowded but the convent is huge so there was plenty of room and time for a good visit. T...  more »
  • The Church is impressive, and hides a great history of the Franciscans, paintings and history of the Peru. They need to know it
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  • The Church is beautiful but the main attraction are the catacombs, the main courtyard, the church library. It is very beautiful and much information
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  • Don't let take photos inside. But the Museum is great, very impressive, this 10 soles in general and 5 soles for students. One of the favorite museums. Highly recommended
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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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