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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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Story of Franciscans in Peru

Very interesting church which does a very good job illustrating the history of the Franciscan order in Peru.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting church which does a very good job illustrating the history of the Franciscan order in Peru.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited and took the English tour. It was very informative and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Lima

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not just catacombs. It's a complex place, e.g. with a beautiful and well preserved library, dining room and church. The church itself has many special features. The Last Dinner painting from Marcos Zapata is also unique, because uniquely reflects the life of his time. The guidance is well thought out, devotes time just enough for everything. The catacomb is astonishing,... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this tour interesting - library, chapels, and paintings - even before the catacombs at the end. Amazing sight right under the cathedral floor!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this church as part of a shore excursion with Haku tours. We were lucky in that the church was open when we were there so we got to look inside and the church is very beautiful inside. We also got to see the catacombs as well. The guide explained why the catacombs were in the church and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a stunning church. The architecture was amazing! Never seen the tombs before and was so surprised by the amount of bones found. Some 25k people I believe, it is a large mass grave. The history is worth visiting alone and the art is great.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No pictures allowed. Tour guides was very knowledgable and English was pretty good! Beautiful library with spiral staircases. Highlight was definitely the catacombs with arrangements of human bones (church was previously a cemetary).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really impressive architecture with a fantastic catacomb. Literally hundreds of thousands of remains. Does not allow photos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to take a guided tour and the guide was very Informative. No photographs can be taken inside which is a shame.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting church, monastery with wonderful gardens and amazing carved wooden ceilings. But even more interesting was the crypt under the church where you can see the bones of people buried there hundreds of years ago. Wonderfully maintained building within walking distance of Okaza Mayor.

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