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Address: Plaza San Francisco | Jirón Lampa y Ancash, Lima, Peru
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+51 1 4267377
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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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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Very interesting basilica

We were hanging around central and people recommended this place. It was worth to visit and prices were very low.

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were hanging around central and people recommended this place. It was worth to visit and prices were very low.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After fighting the crowds during the President of Peru's visit and changing of the guard, we went to the San Francisco. It was built in the baroque-style of the late 1600s, and has several gilded side altars and an impressive lattice dome. The adjoining monastery has a super collection of ancient religious texts, some of which were brought over by... More 

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Never hire a Claro SIM card in PERU They get your credit card at the arrival time you hire When you return the SIM card, they cheat abour your used data, you have to pay so much I hire a Claro SIM card in LIMA airport for 5 days, I have to pay 5GB data which cost 400USD. Claro did't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The church is very pretty and the convent has a lovely courtyard garden. An important part of Lima history

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the visit, as others have said, the library is wonderful, the catacombs are intriguing and the decorations are awesome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there around the tin of sunset. And the view is great at that time. It's a beautiful place to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this was a must see . The library was out of a Harry Potter scene and the catacombs are amazing too. Not a fan of churches but this was a bit different. Loved it

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The catacombs here are a must-visit. Under Lima is a network of canals and tunnels. Those under here have an enormous collection of bones. Extraordinary.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The church and the convent are worth seeing. Try to avoid it on the 28th of any month as it gets pretty busy with locals on that day. Unfortunately photography is not allowed inside the church or in the convent (in the interior portions). However, don't let that stop you from visiting. My favorite rooms in the convent are the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monastery itself is quite beautiful, but the catacombs underneath are the real reason to visit. Thousands of people were buried there, very cool to see but only a small portion is open to the public, and no pictures are allowed. I don't recommend this tour if you're claustrophobic.

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