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Convento de San Francisco

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Victor O wrote a review Nov 2017
Leduc15 contributions4 helpful votes
The museum is in need of some upkeep and the art needs restoration. But it is a very interesting place to get a flavour of the history of Cajamarca, particularly church history. The collection of telephones may be relevant in 100 years! The catacombs were amazing
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Date of experience: October 2017
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Uncle_Martin wrote a review Nov 2016
Junction 10 M6243 contributions161 helpful votes
What a collection of oddities. The religious art is naive and badly in need of restoration. The four typewriters ... why are they there ... the vestiments, well if you like that sort of thing but the highlight is the small Jesus doll hidden in a corner, sitting on a chair looking like he had a hard day and was the right side of a few spliffs ... stone groove, buy the man some shades
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Date of experience: November 2016
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GlobalRunaways wrote a review Oct 2016
Perth, Australia186 contributions108 helpful votes
Entry to the Convent and Catacombs is behind the church and costs s/5 and they open at 4pm in the afternoon. You can hire a guide, this is voluntary at an extra cost. The catacombs are a little disappointing. They've dug out the interned leaving holes in the ground with a few bones scattered around. Obviously those people aren't resting in peace. The Convent houses many old religious artefacts and paintings, many of which are in a horrible state of disrepair. Would be nice to see some restoration work done to save the artworks. If you're interested in religious art then it's worth the wander otherwise you could miss it.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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Eli G wrote a review Jan 2016
Vancouver, Canada78 contributions28 helpful votes
This is a big historical place for Peru as this was the resting place for Atahualpa after he was killed by Pizarro. The tour shows you his actual resting place and a few catatumbs as well as very important pieces of art. The unfortunate part is that this valuable pieces of work are deteriorating and not properly stored. For example, some of the windows have plastic instead of glass and control air and humidity environment. You can see that most of the paintings are deteriorating. We had a 12 year old boy that was a great guide.
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Date of experience: January 2016
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Jenn C wrote a review Oct 2015
Nuremberg, Germany24 contributions6 helpful votes
When you get there make sure to book a tour with the Catacombs. Oh my goodness, it was so cool! We went there on Halloween and it could not of been more perfect. There were millions of bones, and skulls all organized in the Catacombs. What to bring: a light jacket, it gets chilly under the church. And a camera.
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Date of experience: November 2014
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