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Lima City and Basilica of Saint Francis Tour
"You will be picked up from your hotel depending on the time of the day you prefer to this tour 09:00AM or 02:00pm.We will start this tour visiting the Pucllana Temple archaeological complex a great adobe and clay pyramid located in the Miraflores district built from seven staggered platforms. It served as an important ceremonial and administrative center for the advancement of the Lima Culture a society which developed in the Peruvian Central Coast between the years of 200 AD and 700 AD.Then we will go on to the historic downtown visit the Main Square (Plaza Mayor). Initially
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Lima Full-Day Combo Tour: City Tour and Cooking Class with Market tour and Pisco Sour Tasting
"The cooking class is great for people who want to learn about traditional Peruvian recipes and be able to cook them at home. You'll love the relaxed atmosphere (and no dull demos!) as you become chef with a little bit of guidance from a professional. There is a strong belief in a hands-on approach so roll up your sleeves and get ready to cook either fish chicken meat or vegetarian (the choice is yours). Afterwards sit down and enjoy your achievements - you deserve it!Then hit the streets and embark on a city sightseeing tour. You'll definitely tick off the key attractions in Lima such as the main square and the San Francisco Monastery with its eerie catacombs. But there's also some hidden gems waiting for you! Some other
From $125.00
 
Private Tour: Lima and Local Indian Market
"Meet your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel and set off on a half-day private tour of Lima. Peru's capital city has over 2000 years of history and your tour guide will take you to the most important areas. You'll first stop at the San Francisco Convent a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the center of historic Lima. This was the first major church to be built in Lima and also houses a library which holds some of Peru's oldest and rarest books. Located below the church are the catacombs Lima's first cemetery and the final resting place for an estimated 70000 people. Next you'll meet the owners of the Casa Luna or Moon House
From $95.00

San Francisco Church And Convent Tips (49)

Iglesia San Francisco inside view

This is a view of the magnificent church for the inside, started in 1673 and finally finished in 1774, this is one of the most magnificent churches in Lima. The church also contains a world famous...
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Jim_Eliason
Jun 05, 2016

Convento San Francisco

Here is an inside view of the courtyard of the Convent. This otherwise fantastic church and convent is famous for it's Ossuary where the bones of years of Monks are piled up in to macabre stacks of...
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Jim_Eliason
Jun 05, 2016

Convento de San Francisco

The church and monastery of Saint Francis were consecrated in 1673 and completed in 1774. The church, built in the Spanish Baroque style, survived earthquakes in 1687 and1746 but was extensively...
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al2401
Dec 09, 2011

6 ft of bones

The Church of San Francisco and Monastery is open almost daily for tours every hour between 9-5 for the low price of 10 Soles. This is a popular attraction and unfortunately there aren't many English...
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staindesign
Dec 07, 2011

Beautiful Church in Old Town Lima

Nestled almost adjacent to the Cathedral of Lima is the impressive Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco. The church was built in 1674 and is considered to be an outstanding example of colonial baroque...
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TooTallFinn24
Nov 14, 2011

San Francisco Convent

The San Francisco Monastery was built by donation between 1546 and 1735. ( Franciscans rely on donations because they don’t do business.) Usually their facilities are rather plain, but their rich...
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JessieLang
Dec 30, 2010

San Francisco - Church, convent, and catacombs

Built in 1557, destroyed by earthquakes in 1656 and rebuilt in 1672, San Francisco is a fascinating church to explore in Lima. Contained here is a church, convent, eerie cloisters, and a library with...
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littlesam1
Dec 10, 2010

Some may not like the catacombs

The monumental set of buildings of San Francisco of Lima, is the most representative jewel of the viceregal architecture of Peru, being the most beautiful colonial complex located in the historical...
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MJL
Mar 16, 2010

El Monasterio de San Francisco

This old colonial building has tons to recommend it. It was built around an interior courtyard which is full of lovely green foliage and cloisters and fresh air. Numerous walls are covered with...
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JetlagCity
Sep 07, 2009

Iglesia San Francisco Catacombs

Deep under Iglesia San Francisco is its weirdest site. In the catacombs are the remains of 1000's. The monks here have arranged these remains by bone types. The strangest is this arrangement in an old...
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Jim_Eliason
Jan 25, 2009

Iglesia de San Francisco- Monastery or Convent?

Our guide kept calling this a convent, but I think that is a missed translation on her part because when I think of a convent, I think of nuns. Apparently this church is most famous for the catacombs,...
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grandmaR
Jan 23, 2009

San Francisco Cathedral

Easily the highlite of Lima. Await for the departure of a English or Spanish speaking tour by sitting in the courtyard and admire the intricacy of the exterior of the building, and try to snap a good...
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Snipernurse
Oct 03, 2008
 
 
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Things to Do Near Lima

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Plaza San Martin

When I first walked into Plaza San Martin and had the total perspective of the entire plaza it was a bit overwhelming. Obviously the architect of the plaza had a grand vision in mind. According to...
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District Of Barranco

The Puente de los Suspiros, or Bridge of Sighs - if you can walk across it for the first time, without taking a breath, all your wishes will come true. So the story goes. The Bajada de los Baños is a...
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Callao

We came into Callao, the port for Lima, by ship (photo 5), and made all our excursions to Lima from here by bus. From Lima there is a four hour tour that you can take to the Real Felipe Fort and Navy...
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Pachacamac

If you are in the big city and want to go on a short day trip to check out some old ruins then a voyage out to this site (a mere 31kms away from Lima) makes for a decent excursion. There are several...
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Parque De La Exposición

I didn't get a chance to go there, but here is the information for you so I can live vicariously. ;) It's open Tuesdays to Sundays from 09:00 to 17:00 It costs 6 soles to get in with two...
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District Of Miraflores

We arrived on December 14 2013 and checked into the Hotel Casa Andina Private Collection in Miraflores, Lima, Peru. It was located near the heart of Miraflores about 2 blocks from JF Kennedy Park...
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