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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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The most macabre tour I've taken

The tour hear is 10 solas. We had an English speaking guide (though I really had to concentrate to understand him). The tour goes through several rooms of the monetary and looks... read more

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Pasadena, California
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The tour hear is 10 solas. We had an English speaking guide (though I really had to concentrate to understand him). The tour goes through several rooms of the monetary and looks down into the church from a balcony. You see beautiful religious art and interesting furniture like the chanting room furniture. You do see several rooms of the catacombs... More 

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Milton, Canada
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This was a beautiful monestary in the centre of town. We really enjoyed the serenity here and especially the interesting trip to the catacombs.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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Yes. Lots of churches to see. But not a hohum church. A lovely location and we had a private tour guide who was able to give us some great background information.

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We came at 9:30 am so we could get in to see the catacomb. It is guided by multi-language guides. English speaking is very small, just the 4 of us, so it was super nice. We got to see many parts of the church not available if you just visit the church for free. The catacomb section is quite eerie,... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a Lima City group tour with Lima Vision culminating in a tour of this cathedral. Beautiful architecture and artwork. Highlights were the library and the catacombs. If in the Centro Historico, this is a must visit. Admission was included in the tour price, so I'm unaware of the ticket cost, but whatever it was, it's worth it.

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If you go to Lima, you must go there. Unless you suffer from claustrophobia, a walk in the "catacumbas" will be a very strong experience you should not miss.

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Georgetown, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The cathedral was closed to visitors. The catacombs were mostly empty uninteresting vaults beneath the church. Not nearly as interesting as those in Rome. Save the entry fee and visit the San Pedro Church instead.

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Just another big church. If you want to appreciate the architecture and history go for it. Otherwise uhmmmm I don't know, I liked Miraflores better.

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The scale and scope of this convent must be seen to help understand the impact that Europeans had on this country. The wealth it must have taken to build and outfit this place was likely gained from exploitation of the native people and their land. Regardless of the politics I would recommend a visit to this wonderful example of colonial... More 

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Make sure you visit the crypt of this lovely church. Really interesting building with lots of paintings and lovely cloister.

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