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Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco

Address: Plaza San Francisco | Jirón Lampa y Ancash, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: +51 1 4267377
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Private Tour
$86*
and up
Private Tour: Lima and Local Indian Market
Small Group
$35*
and up
Small Group Lima Discovery Walking Tour
90%
Ranked #8 of 132 Attractions in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Libraries, Caverns/ Caves, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This church and monastery of St. Francis (circa 1674) is known for...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Libraries, Caverns/ Caves, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This church and monastery of St. Francis (circa 1674) is known for its catacombs that contain the remains of more than 70,000 people and a magnificent library that houses thousands of antique texts.
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Midland, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

There is a entrance fee and they provided a group guide. The church was very interesting to explore and the underground catacomb was awesome but creepy! I would recommend to check this out.

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Napa Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

The home of many anonymous and well known Saints is a very small fee like 4 dollars you have to be in this holy convent or monastery

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have to say that this visit blew me away. From the library in which immediately allows you to envision it full of monks reading and studying, to the choir room in which you can almost hear them sing, to the Last supper painting from the school of Rubens to finally the Catacombs which hold the bones of hundreds of... More 

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Angelholm, Sweden
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The church belonging to the San Francisico monastic orden is beautiful but the catacombs is rather scaring with all the bones from dead people. It reminds me about the worst part of the church.

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Tokyo, Japan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Worth it all the way. Beautiful cathedral and church. Historically significant. Art- and architecture-lovers will especially appreciate this place.

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Athens, Greece
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is very interesting building, with some well hidden gems inside: - The most beautiful library I have ever seen - Spooky catacombs under the church - Impressive architecture and artwork ...and you can see all this with an English guide, all for a very small entrance fee!

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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This church is definitely worth going to. The tour is very interesting, and the catacombs were the highlight for me. The tour was really informative and showed us the library and told us interesting stories. Watch out when you're entering the church. When I went, there were a ton of birds on the church, and a few people were pooped... More 

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Waterloo, Ia
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42 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is still a working convent. The church was amazing and the choir room was beautifully carved. There was a very old library with books, dating back hundreds of years. Very nice!

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Austin, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This church is beautiful and in the bustling part of Lima...but once you go inside, the real treasures unfold! You may have to wait a short time for a guide that speaks your language, but we only waited about 5 minutes for our English guide. My favorite part was the ancient library. It was an amazing 2 story library that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our English guide was pretty good, even if a little hard to understand. This cathedral tour was interesting because it's an older less expensive cathedral unlike all the gorgeous ones in Europe and other parts of Peru and still being restored. The story of the catacombs and being there was also intriguing.

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