San Francisco Church And Convent, Lima

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    Convent of San Francisco

    by KiwiViajero Written Dec 5, 2003

    Date: 25 Nov 2003

    Comments: Convent was amazing. Fairy tale library. Got to see some of the bones of an estimated 17,000 people who are buried below the convent plus a mixture of Inca building materials and Christian motifs.

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    San Francisco de Asis (6)

    by El_Sueco Written May 13, 2003

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    A distant view of books

    The librery contains more or less 25000 volumes, written in different languages and on different topics. A catalogization of the books is going on for the moment. The librery is only accessable for research and people with special interest. We others just have to pass by.

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    San Francisco de Asis (5)

    by El_Sueco Updated May 13, 2003

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    The catacombs

    The catacombs served as a cementary until 1808, it is estimated that more than 80.000 bodies were put to rest there.
    The bone reservoirs are 10 m deep, and is build to resist seismic waves.
    Also note the crypt with the name Venerables where the rests of Fray (brother) Juan Gómez are placed (died 1631). Fray Juan Gómez was immortilized by the famous peruvian author Ricardo Palma in the tradicional legend "El Alacrán [Scorpion] de Fray Gómez.

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    CATACUMBAS EN LA IGLESIA DE SAN FRANCISCO

    by RORRO72 Written Mar 28, 2003

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    Catacumbas de la Iglesia de San Francisco

    Todo el conjunto arquitectónico está construído sobre galerías subterráneas o catacumbas, hechas con ladrillo, cal, canto rodado y clara de huevo de las aves guaneras. Una visita por ellas es sobrecogedor, pese a lo arreglado que están dispuestos los huesos.

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    INTERIOR DE LA IGLESIA DE SAN FRANCISCO

    by RORRO72 Written Mar 28, 2003
    Nave Central de la Iglesia de San Francisco

    La iglesia consta de nave principal y dos laterales. La decoración está dada por motivos geométricos de estilo mudéjar, de colores contrastantes, que destacan en los grandes arcos cercanos a la cúpula.

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    EL BARROCO LIMEÑO EN LA SAN FRANCISCO

    by RORRO72 Written Mar 28, 2003
    fachada de la Iglesia de San Francisco

    Es uno de los mejores conjuntos arquitectónicos coloniales del siglo XVII conformado por plazuela, el convento y la iglesia. Tiene claustros con azulejos y un interesante Museo de Arte Virreinal que contiene una valiosa colección de obras artísticas, además de catacumbas de más de 300 años de antiguedad.

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    IGLESIA DE SAN FRANCISCO

    by RORRO72 Written Mar 28, 2003
    Fachada Iglesia San Francisco

    La orden de San Francisco de Asís llegó a Lima junto a las tropas de Pizarro y participó en la fundación de la ciudad. Con el tiempo constituyó el conjunto arquitectónico más destacado del barroco limeño, pese a que los terremotos y otros incidentes han incorporado otros estilos. La primitiva iglesia se inició en 1542 y fue destruída por un terremoto en 1656, iniciándose la construcción de una nueva años después.
    El exterior se abre sobre una plazoleta, a cuyos lados se organizan la portería del convento y la iglesia de la Orden Tercera. Está decorado con un almohadillo que recorre horizontalmente ambas torres. Esta portada (1668-1673) introduce el arco trilobulado por primera vez en el barroco limeño.

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    IGLESIA-CONVENTO DE SAN FRANCISCO

    by RORRO72 Written Mar 28, 2003
    Iglesia-Convento de San Francisco

    Para muchos la joya colonial de Lima, es su convento más grande. Fundado en 1546, la iglesia actual es en realidad la segunda construida, entre 1657 y 1672, por el alarife portugués Constantino de Vasconcellos y el peruano Manuel de Escobar. El conjunto arquitectónico lo forman también las capillas de la Soledad y el Milagro.

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    Church of San Francisco

    by richiecdisc Updated Mar 9, 2003

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    Church of San Francisco

    This baroque church with distinct Moorish influences survived earlier earthquakes but in 1970, it did not fare so well. Its restoration was so detailed and complete that it remains one of Lima's best examples of colonial architecture.

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    Cathedral Interior

    by thebeatsurrender Written Jun 19, 2007
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    The cathedral interior of San Francisco monastary is really pretty. It's red and white, with more light than many other cathedrals I've seen. There's a balcony that overlooks the pews.

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    The Library

    by thebeatsurrender Written Jun 19, 2007

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    The library at San Francisco Monastary is exhuisitely well preserved. The highlight of the library is the set of gorgeous, tightly spiraled staircases on each side.

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    Iglesia San Francisco

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jun 13, 2006

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    Iglesia San Francisco
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    One of Lima's most impressive churches is the church and convent at Plaza San Francisco. Besides visiting the church proper be sure to take the convent tour.

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    San Francisco de Asis (2)

    by El_Sueco Written Aug 21, 2004

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    San Franscisco de Asis

    Note the beautifyl facade. Also note all the doves that are resting there.
    (Outside the church there are people selling grains to the tourists to feed the doves, so the doves will stay ...)

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    san franciso'church,a nice baroque facade

    by cbeaujean Written May 11, 2003

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    san francisco's church

    between its two sculpted towers...

    one of the rare buildings not destroyed by 1746 earthquake.
    worth while a visit inside for its paintings,cloister and catacombs (60000 burials)

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    san francisco's church and convent

    by cbeaujean Updated May 11, 2003

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    san francisco

    a well preserved colonial building.
    on the left,la soledad church and convent;
    on the right san francisco's church

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