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Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco

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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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Plaza San Francisco | Jirón Lampa y Ancash, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited as part of a tour group with a professional guide. The church was so full of beautiful things to see in every corner and alcove. The crypts are pretty creepy but they are interesting to see. There a few signs so a good...More

Thank TravelSueLR
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to visit center of Lima and I wanted to see the cripts under the convent, it is very creepy, rssss !! the cathedral is very impressive by its size and ornaments, looks like they have a lot of gold everywhere! It is worththe...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok to visit but probably overrated by the guide. We visited as. Part of our tour of Lima and spend about 20 minutes here.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see in Lima. This is an impressive landmark of well-preserved colonial architecture in Lima’s historic centre. The catacombs are the best that I have seen outside Europe. Entrance includes a 45min guide tour in several languages

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful convent! We went as part of a tour through historic Lima and this was by far my favorite place. If you are Catholic, San Martin de Porras and Santa Rosa de Lima are burried inside the church. Nevertheless, the place is beautiful, it has...More

Thank aida68
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can only see it on a tour ($5). The tour part was ok - the guide didn't offer much beyond what was on signs for when you probably didn't need the tour. The library is amazing - architecturally and the collection of severely deteriorated...More

Thank yesileft
Reviewed 1 week ago

This and the Cathedral are two of the must see places in Lima. This one is most notable for the catacombs. As noted only guided tours are allowed here. The old paintings and frescos are very nice and the building is historically interesting. Going underground...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit in Lima. Needs a guide. Apparently the library has a rich content of old texts from all over the world.

Thank S K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The next stop after plaza de armas and just when you have seen the best you are found to be wrong. What an outstanding church that had me gobsmacked. You can not visit Lima without seeing this beautiful building

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can book a leading tour to see and hear about the history of the monastery and see the onderground graves with bones. Lots of old paintings are in the monastery, some of the very old. You cannot go by yourself and you will have...More

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Alexandra D
July 16, 2018|
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Response from KAF0460 | Reviewed this property |
Nothing to add to the previous answer; this is an excellent spot to visit and well worth the timed and minimal expense
January 27, 2018|
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Response from Marjorie M | Reviewed this property |
One of the girls working in the church told me they only close on Christmas and New Year’s Eve. But of course, always best to double check.
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November 15, 2017|
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Yes, not a problem and separate areas