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Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco

Plaza San Francisco | Jirón Lampa y Ancash, Lima, Peru
+51 1 4267377
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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
+51 1 4267377
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Pretty historical ceremaic tiles and colonial style building. Rich artworks and history. Some underground historical burial artifacts and bones found under the church.

Thank michaelwong2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the highlights of every visit to Lima. A beautiful "Anden Barouque" church, great cloisters and of course the unbelievable catacombs! More than worthwhile.

Thank UrsulaHans
Reviewed 5 days ago

We all must remember that Perú was NEVER a 'colony', it was a viceroyalty which means legally it had the same status as mainland spain but as it was split from it geographically it had a Viceroy as the king could not be present himself....More

Thank Hor-em-akhet
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic Building. I'm not into churches, but admired the architecture. Beautiful art work inside. Very nice to visit.

Thank Jean G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco as part of a four hour open air city bus tour we took with Turistour. We were all in complete awe with the age of the Historic Church and fantastic collection of priceless art contained inside....More

Thank LynnKruse
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Convent of San Francisco is a church and a monastery built in the 1600s. Photography is not allowed inside so we couldn’t take pictures of the beautiful paintings covering the walls around the courtyard and the catacombs. The catacombs could be a tad claustrophobic...More

Thank Kids O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive building. Entrance fee included guide, English or Spanish. Fascinating catacombs. Well worth the visit.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entrance for free, if you have way around, take the time to visit. On left side in the ground there is a window with wiev of bones and skeletons.

Thank Jana K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colonial architecture in Lima. Made into a museum. Sit around the plaza and people watching. Feed the pidgeons

Thank Arieh M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with our friends as part of a tour bus, Mirabus! Very interesting for all ages, not something you can just see anywhere, it is very unique and one of a kind location and sites! Staff was very helpful and kind as was our tour...More

Thank Kimberly H
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Elizabeth D
November 15, 2017|
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Response from BobBusch | Reviewed this property |
Yes, not a problem and separate areas
November 13, 2017|
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Response from Maritsa1215 | Reviewed this property |
We were on a tour and we went in the afternoon. It was before 6:00 pm. Since tour was arranged for us, we didn’t check hours of operations.
February 2, 2016|
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Response from Pangelmar | Reviewed this property |
There are tours all the time