Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, Lima

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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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  • Beautiful church dating to 1600s, damaged in 1650 earthquake, and completed in 1672. Original colorful tiles from Sevilla, Spain decorate the cloisters and patio. Library is home to centuries old...  more »
  • We visited during the start of march. The tour guide was fantastic, very informative and clear English. We really enjoyed both the beautiful decor of the church and exploring the catacombs.  more »
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  • 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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