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  • Address: Plaza San Francisco, Lima, Peru
  • Hours: Open daily 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Admission: Adults: 7 Nuevos Soles

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Iglesia and Museo de San Francisco

The Iglesia and Museo de San Francisco is a spectacular example of Moorish-inspired Spanish baroque colonial grandeur, but the real highlight is the spooky labyrinth of catacombs underground.

One of the best preserved churches in Lima, the Convent of San Francis of Assisi also has a remarkable library of antique texts and a tranquil cloistered garden.

A guided visit to the Museum and Convent takes you through the buildings’ history and architecture, before venturing into the underground passages lined with the bones of 25,000 Lima citizens from over 200 years of burials.

Bones were interred here until 1808, when Lima’s cemetery was established, and the catacombs lay undiscovered until 1943. A visit is not for the fainthearted, but those who do make the journey will be surprised to see the various skulls and thigh bones arranged in decorative patterns.

On the tour you’ll also visit the library of antique books, the pretty cloister, the museum of religious paintings and artifacts, the carved choir stalls and the Moorish-domed church.

Practical Info

The Iglesia and Museo de San Francisco is a block or two northeast of Lima’s cathedral, near the train station.

Tours & Tickets

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Private Full-Day Best of Lima Tour, Lima, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Full-Day Best of Lima Tour

For the traveler who only has one day to spare in the capital city, this is the perfect tour for you! We'll cover all of the major highlights that Lima has to ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.00
Private Lima City Tour from Callao Cruise Terminal, Lima, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Lima City Tour from Callao Cruise Terminal

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy Lima on this private tour with professional English-speaking guide. See major landmarks and squares such as Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, Huaca ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.80
Private Historic Lima and Larco Museum Tour, Lima, Ports of Call Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Historic Lima and Larco Museum Tour

If you enjoy architecture and history and are limited on time, this is the tour for you! From grand plazas, palaces and cathedrals to unique pre-Colombian ...  Read more

Location: Lima District, Peru
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
Small Group Lima Discovery Walking Tour, Lima, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Small Group Lima Discovery Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 65 Reviews

There's no better way to explore Lima than on a small group walking tour! Try out some Spanish greetings, stroll around the central market, try pisco sour and ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.00
Lima Full-Day Combo Tour: City Tour and Cooking Class with Market tour and Pisco Sour Tasting, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Lima Full-Day Combo Tour: City Tour and Cooking Class with Market tour and Pisco Sour Tasting

The Peruvian culinary scene has grown tremendously in popularity over the past couple of years and here's your unique chance to find out why! Take part in an ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Lima Walking City Tour from Jorge Chavez Airport, Lima, Cooking Classes
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Lima Walking City Tour from Jorge Chavez Airport

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Get acquainted with the Peruvian capital, and learn about when it was founded in 1535 and became the "City Of The Kings." You'll enjoy pickup from ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $50.00
Half-Day Lima Sightseeing Tour, Lima, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Half-Day Lima Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Explore Lima’s attractions from its 3 main historical periods on a 3-hour sightseeing tour and see pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern landmarks. View the ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.00
Downtown Lima Bike Tour, Lima, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Downtown Lima Bike Tour

If you are interested in learning about the history and culture of the beautiful city of Lima and visit its most representative and symbolic places, this is ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Private Lima City Tour, Lima, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Lima City Tour

Experience the best of Lima, "The City of the Kings" on our private city tour. We will take you to the most spectacular places, beautiful parks, ...  Read more

Location: Lima District, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.00
Full-Day Lima Experience Tour, Lima, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full-Day Lima Experience Tour

Visit Pachacamac, a Pre-Inca archaeological complex, drive through Pantanos de Villa, a preserved area in the middle of the city, and have lunch in a family ...  Read more

Location: Lima District, Peru
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $248.00

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