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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  • October 7, 2017
    This was really an interesting tour and we really enjoyed it. The catacombs were neat to see too. If you are in this area yopu must visit here!  more »
  • October 7, 2017
    I visited the monastery and the catacombs with an excellent tour guide who explained the history of the Franciscan Order in Lima, the art work to be seen everywhere and the architecture of the buildin...  more »
  • October 7, 2017
    Very good visit... is incredible that still allow such access... is good to see... deberisn protect arqueologicamente bones... interesting to know that is to the dead until there are cemeteries. I recommend it
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  • April 15, 2017
    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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  • December 11, 2016
    Historical place, and beautiful architecture. Don't forget to visit the catacombs.
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  • December 16, 2016
    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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  • February 4, 2017
    It is enigmatic, spiritual and historical
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  • July 30, 2016
    Picture is beautiful but live in impressive, its history, its architecture, is very very cute.
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