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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
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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Just incredible, I loved to visit this place, I learned a lot, is the kind of place the guide tells you the stories you won't find in history books. The entrance is just $10... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just incredible, I loved to visit this place, I learned a lot, is the kind of place the guide tells you the stories you won't find in history books. The entrance is just $10 Soles, less than 3 or 4 dollars, I think the should charge more, the place worth it, it really does.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was part of our hired tour and while the church is nice, my main concern was going into the catacombs with my 5 y/o daughter. While very impressive for me, she was fine with the over 20,000 people buried there. You are basically seeing deep holes filled to the brim with bones (mostly femurs and skulls) so for her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You will be overwhelmed with the history and fascination depth of the underground caverns. Try to read the history of Limas foundation beforehand ... There are some English sheets of this there ... Church is famous for Saint Jude devotions--quite impressive !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The city of churches didnt disappoint us during Easter 2016! We were lucky enough to see this and many others in full swing during this important time to Pueruvian Catholics. Very busy, very hot and definately worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is hidden treasure of Lima. If you want to have idea about Catholicism in Peru, to see beautiful baroque architecture then you should visit this Iglesia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very interesting and good guided tour will take you through this beautiful monastery/church and its special catacombs. There is a little bit of dark tourism involved seeing the bones and skulls of the former inhabitants

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we only skimmed the surface of what lay within the walls of this remarkable complex. This can only be viewed via a guided tour and it felt like the guide was checking the clock and rushing us from room to room. Also disappointingly, you cannot go back on your own and revisit any of the sights. This is an amazing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting tour and beautiful church to visit with nice history, there are English tour guides and if your hungry a great restaurant right across the street

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Church and Monastery are incredible, with those iconic towers plus all the tiled corridors within. A wedding that was being held on the Saturday we visited added to the atmosphere of reverence, particularly with all the rich religious statues and other artefacts that abound. However, if you're not claustrophobic, then do also enter the catacombs under the church -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church is beautiful and the catacombs too. it is a good place to enjoy the history of Christians at Peru. It is more than just see bones. The guide shows to you a library, some paints and others things related with the church and that colonial period. It is really interesting and just 10soles to go.

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