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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. 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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  • Yesterday I went to visit the Convent with 10 friends from the U.S. I am not a guide! So, we got in an paid for the admission and I asked if there was a guided visit and the lady in charge of the tick...  more »
  • This, my friends, is a must see while visiting Lima. The church which also served as a monastery provides a rich and delightful history that is sure to be remembered for a lifetime. Be sure and grab a...  more »
  • The church and monastery are very cute and the history is very interesting. Also the catacombes were so interesting. Unfortunately we had a really bad tourguide. He never waited until everybody of the...  more »
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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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