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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  • This convent is within the historical district of Lima. You wont miss it if you are within this neighborhood.  more »
  • Important to know but I expected more, that is, everything around it was perfectly clean. Most of the people are devoted to the pink and sta
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  • It is a museum church with a state of first class conservation, well-preserved catacombs always give you a guide in Spanish or English, you can not take photos, there are people who do not obey this request normally foreigners. I was struck by the library, its preservation looks like it was in colonial times.
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  • This is an amazing place to visit. NOT suitable for handicap people.One of the oldest churches and convent since Spanish Colonial times.The gold covered altars, the paintings and the tour to the catacombs make this an interesting place to visit.The entry ticket was very reasonable.You need to go in a tour.Too many steps for people with troubled knees.No availability for wheel chairs.It is better to go on weekends.
  • Very neat place if you are in to history. Alot of great architecture and art work. The catacombs were really cool to see. Worth a visit of you have a few days in Lima.
  • An amazing visit. The inside is wonderful. Very vibrant area with many wonderful shops restuarants terrific bars. Visit the square just down the road and he old railway station on the way and the bar on the corner and the chocolate shop.
  • What a beautiful little courtyard lined with gorgeous architecture and charming atmosphere. It's like walking onto the set of a classic movie with street peddlers and pigeons everywhere. I wish I had known about the catacombs when we were there, we actually stumbled upon it by accident.
  • Amazing sights and history. If you want to visit the catacombs, you must take part in the guided tour, English speaking ones are every half hour on weekends. The only downside is that you are not allowed to take pictures of anything in the church, monastery or catacombs even with a cellphone without flash.
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