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Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco

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Address: Plaza San Francisco | Jirón Lampa y Ancash, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: +51 1 4267377
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Description: This church and monastery of St. Francis (circa 1674) is known for its...
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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The old library was beautiful!

I'm sure the harry potter movie copied the look of this library for their movies. Stunning. My 7 year old thought the catacombs were cool and a little spooky my 5 year old was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I'm sure the harry potter movie copied the look of this library for their movies. Stunning. My 7 year old thought the catacombs were cool and a little spooky my 5 year old was just scared. ( I suggest for younger kids to skip the catacombs if in doubt) I loved the history and the beauty of the woodwork inside.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is worth a visit! The library is amazing and the catacombs really steal your breath away. There are English tours and the guides are really friendly and knowledgeable. A must see if you are downtown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A gorgeous, bright colonial church and convent in Lima's historic center. A tour of the convent is a must. The main courtyard at ground level has walls covered in imported Andalusian tile from Seville, Spain. The other standout locations within the complex were the library, the second floor choir overlooking the congregation and the catacombs lined with skulls and bones... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

An interesting place to visit - the library looked like it was out of a Harry Potter film! We found the catacombs a little creepy but do understand the history and why they are there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A must see...especially the library who has so many beautiful books you wished could be rescued and the catacombs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Only thing is that the catacombs have been rearranged to give maximum effect! Good art and architecture. Shows how the Catholic Church went to great effort and expense to stamp their authority and beliefs on the Incas and other indigenous people of South America.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This church and convent are one of the most interesting I've ever seen in my life. The church itself stuns with it's architecture and design. The catacombs and bones found within it, are something that makes you wonder about life and what it was like for people in the past. Really makes you stop and think. GO see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful interior, lots to see and great people-watching in the plaza. As others have said, no photos allowed inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Love this Iglesia - the roof is great - the catacombs are a must...the library is great too another good place to people watch

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

interesting pieces art and architecture,colonial influence from spain with tile / wood can be seen in less than an hour

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