Iglesia San Francisco de Asis

Iglesia San Francisco de Asis

Iglesia San Francisco de Asis
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NandosTravels
Los Angeles, CA289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
This historic church built by the Franciscans holds numerous religious treasures and the very well displayed catacombs. Must stop in Lima.
Written October 4, 2019
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mcvc99
Davenport, IA31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
I'm not a huge fan of tours, but this tour was worth every penny. Mystery and intrigue, catacombs, and a fabulous library, not to mention a functioning church service if you go on Sunday mornings.
Written August 7, 2018
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PAKCDN
Pompano Beach, FL127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
I wanted to see the catacombs and got a bonus of seeing a very interesting church as well! Our guide was excellent and gave us a tremendous amount if interesting information. I recommend this tour as a “must do” in Lima.
Written May 1, 2018
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kstaway
Arequipa, Peru37 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
My husband visited San Francisco a few years ago. He had a wonderful guide who spoke very good English and knew her stuff. We visited it together recently and...this guide was nowhere near as informed or as fluent in English. Made me wish I'd taken the Spanish tour! We walked by several sites or presentations of items from the history of church, not a peep. He lacked depth so that even when asked something in Spanish, he got nervous but at least gave an honest, No sé. If you want to see a more interesting ossuary with a well documented history of how an exact copy of Michelangelo's Pietá happens to be on top of a magnificent mausoleum, go to Lampa in southern Peru. It is amazing! Back to San Francisco's. Be cautioned: this is a problem in Peru at nearly every historical site. You are lucky to get a well informed guide. Stress that as important when booking your trip. If you end up with someone like we did for Convento San Francisco, do what I am doing and write about it. Hopefully, it will encourage better guide training. Sigh, if only Rick Steves loved South America as much as he loves Europe we'd have guide books and pre-taped tours done by people who know their stuff! Sadly, it is not possible to tour the church and the catacombs without a guide.
Written February 18, 2020
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G8T0RGAL
St. Marys, GA158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
This Spanish Baroque church and monastery was completed in 1674 and survived earthquakes in 1687 and 1746. That fact alone impacts the visitor, but it is the Catacombs below that are really extraordinary. They contained thousands of skulls and bones from an estimated 25,000 bodies that were laid to rest there until 1808. Apparently (if I understood this correctly) the burial space was exhausted out over the centuries, and the Monks separated all the bones into different chambers … femurs in one, skulls in another, etc. These were all laid out in very artistic order … chamber after chamber. Macabre! My only regret was that no photography was allowed!
Written April 6, 2018
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andybecker
15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
Please prepare yourself for 20 minutes of wait. This church and its catacombs are in almost perfect shape, considering 243 years have passed since its completion. Good to visit at the start of a trip to Lima.
Written June 16, 2017
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Ontario, Canada1,237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We took in the church and catacombs. Church was free and catacombs inexpensive.

Church was self guided tour. All plaques etc., in Spanish so either be educated or translate through an app.

Very beautiful and stunning church. We visit most churches in our touring in the world and this one is quite good.
Written December 14, 2019
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genibre69
London, UK5,212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
Four stars just for the beautiful Mudejar interior of the church but incredibly annoying you can’t take photos inside the museum or catacombs so happy to forgo. Makes NO sense except to rip off tourists.
Written October 1, 2019
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Pantherboy
Georgetown, Australia4,670 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Huge complex featuring an old church from the 1600's that has survived multiple earthquakes, catacombs and convent. Definitely worth a visit and tour. No photos allowed inside.
Written May 10, 2019
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kristinak27
Black Earth, WI623 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
This is a lovely church. Saddened that pictures are not allowed inside. The tile work is lovey in blues and yellows that are on the walls. Frescos are painted in many of the rooms. The ceilings are impressive- my favorite was going up the staircase made out of wood. Part of it collapsed during an earthquake so the side pieces were redone. The catacombs house 25,000 skeletons- mostly leg bones, hip bones and skulls. The woodwork in the choir is stunning. Lovely.
Written October 14, 2018
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