Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, Lima

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History Museum · Church
Standing proudly since 1774, Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas in World Heritage-listed central Lima has survived several earthquakes throughout its storied history. The exquisite church, recognizable for its lemon yellow facade, includes an extensive library with a worldwide reputation for excellence. You can visit the complex's creepy catacombs, used before the construction of the city's main cemetery. Use our Lima trip tool to add Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas and other attractions to your Lima vacation plans.
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  • What a lovely and beautiful place, with lots of history. Located at dowtown, this place was worth visiting, I was amazed by the amount of history that that place has. I was speechless everytime the...  more »
  • Really worth ir for People looking Cultural Context of the Religious order. Specially for those Ones who appreciate Barroque Art And the Life of San Francisco, who was, from where he Was?, how he has....  more »
  • I used to live in Lima and have been here a couple of times. The main draw is probably the catacombs. However, the remaining part of the tour shouldn’t be downplayed. The artwork and architecture is fascinating. My kids enjoyed the entire visit but may have liked the painting of the last supper with guinea pig the best.
  • The tour is recommended to see the underground crypts and get the explanations and history. Lovely building and well kept grounds. I would recommend this as an alternative to all the other touristy stuff in Lima
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