Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, Lima

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Standing proudly since 1774, Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas 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 Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas and other attractions to your Lima vacation plans.
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  • we enjoyed an excellent guided tour of the convent and catacombs. The buildings are steeped in history. The sense of place in another time was everywhere beautiful architecture. Highly recommended 
    we enjoyed an excellent guided tour of the convent and catacombs. The buildings are steeped in history. The sense of place in another time was everywhere beautiful architecture. Highly recommended  more »
  • Great historic sight to visit and learn about the Franciscans and their lives in Peru. Beautiful architecture and paintings on display inside. The visit is guided, we took the one in Spanish but I... 
    Great historic sight to visit and learn about the Franciscans and their lives in Peru. Beautiful architecture and paintings on display inside. The visit is guided, we took the one in Spanish but I...  more »
  • We snuck in a trip here during a layout on our way back to the US, and it was well worth it. Just a quick word of traffic advice, although it's not far for the airport, the traffic in Lima is... 
    We snuck in a trip here during a layout on our way back to the US, and it was well worth it. Just a quick word of traffic advice, although it's not far for the airport, the traffic in Lima is...  more »
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  • A must place and museum to visit while in Lima Peru.
  • Really awesome place. The entire area here is cool. We did a tour of the catacombs in English and our guide was great. She has an accent of course but was still easy to understand and shared a lot of knowledge with us. Definitely recommend going here while in Lima
  • Lots of old art work but not restored. The catacombs were cool but creepy. The wooden carvings were incredible.
  • Catacombs are VERY cool! We had a guide take us through who explained so much cool history and amazing facts about this place.
  • Small church but cool catacombs. Good for a quick visit takes like 45 mins with tour. No photos allowed. :(

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