Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, Lima

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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. Use our Lima trip tool to add Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco and other attractions to your Lima vacation plans.
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  • For those who like even if religious history is very interesting! I've never been in a convent or a crypt. Looks like a movie! Really liked it! Recommend!
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  • Interesting and informative visit with an excellent guide. The architecture, mosaics and paintings, fabulous. There are walls where the pictures have been shed and have left exposed, remains of ancient paintings. Incredible.
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  • Our friends and family recommended this tour and it did not disappoint. The old library offered a beautiful look into the past, while the bones and skulls in the catacombs satisfied our taste for myst...  more »
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  • Really nice place. 40 min tour through the many churchbuildings, really nice and historical. The catacombes were also nice, not too big but interesting. Guide was a bit in a hurry :) interesting tour nevertheless and good value for money
  • Very interesting tour, takes you through the belly if the church. Well worth a visit!
  • Really cool to see a museum of this sort in Lima. They take you underground and explain the history of the museum as well as show you some old historical graveyards/bones. It really is amazing how the people of the past did things and the rich culture inside this museum.
  • A beautiful site to see. The woodwork, tilework, and paintings that date back to the 1600's are still gorgeous to look at. The catacombs are impressive and a bit sobering as well. Watch your head in the catacombs if you are taller.... No pictures allowed as well.
  • Definitely worth seeing. The well that was designed for seismic shock absorption is pretty awesome...the skull arrangement is quite sight.

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