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Visiting Basilica and Convent of San Francisco Lima

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Basilica and Convent of San Francisco magnetizes tourism with its charming look, marvelous structure, exclusive library, and secretive catacombs. Offering religious and historic sites to view, it is must visit place in Lima of Peru.

Discover much at Basilica and Convent of San Francisco

Discover much at Basilica and Convent of San Francisco

Basilica and Convent

Basilica and Convent

Famous as the ëMonastery of San Franciscoí, the Basilica and Convent are excellent examples of marvelous colonial Peru structure. The front of this monument features a church built in a baroque style of Spain with bright yellow coverings of walls. The prime part of the side towers are embellished with wooden balustrade. With a magnetized view and beautiful structure, the historical and religious Basilica and Convent of San Francisco entered in the list of ëWorld Heritage Siteí by UNESCO.



Catacombs are the most impressive part of the Basilica and Convent of San Francisco. There are presumptions that three secret passageways exit in the catacomb which connects the Cathedral with the Tribunal of Sacred Inquisition. With twenty-five thousand buried bodies, it serves as a cemetery which is open to all.



The library within the church features more than twenty-five thousand books of rare and special editions. The particular collection of Literature, Theology, History, Music, Philosophy, Predicable Works, Geography, Bible Ecclesiastical and Canon Law ranging from the era of fifteen century to the present levitates the eye shots of visitors. The main attraction is the Bibles Regia highlighting more than six thousand parchments and the countless works of Carmelites, Benedictines, and Augustinians. It also holds few volumes of the first dictionary written in Spanish language by the Royal Academy.

Larco Museum

Larco Museum

Popular with the ëMuseo Arqueologico Rafael Larco Herrer, the Larco Museum displays some of the most magnificent works of the pre-Columbian art. This eighteenth-century museum exhibit works from the history which ages up to four thousand years. With comprehensive features and appealing carvings, the museum is popular for its erotic pottery. This vice-royal building represents 600 ceramic works, jewelry and pottery including about 50,000 pots. Some of the collections of the museum have now been lent to its daughter museum known as the Museo de Arte Precolombino.

The Park of the Reserve

The Park of the Reserve

Built in a neo-classical style by the French architect Claude Sahut, the Park of the Reserve is home to multitudinous of marvelous sculptures sculpted by renowned Peruvian artists. The magnificent surroundings, classic landscapes, mesmerizing fountains, splashing water, and dazzling lights make this lush green verdant heart throbbing with spectacular sights. The park is open to the public and operates all around the year except on Sundays and other holidays.

Basilica and Convent of San Francisco Lima Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

You can get the tickets through this website at economical fares.

How To Get Around?

Lima offers multitudinous of means to get around. Microbuses and Combi vans are best for a group tour. The city connects several spots through Electric Trains. You can take a public bus, taxi or a trolley to get around effectively as all these have access to most parts of the city. Rent a car or a bicycle to make the trip planned according to your wish. Nearby attractions are accessible on foot.

What Should I Wear?

Grab the attire of your choice. Prefer to pack the attire of leisure and comfort. Short denim, capris and cotton tees are perfect for the excursion. Sneakers and sports shoes are best for menís to grab as footwear.

Basilica and Convent of San Francisco Lima Facts

Best Time to Visit

Discover Basilica and Convent of San Francisco in the winter months. May to September is best to explore as it is the driest season. Fewer rains and beautiful weather offers pleasant surroundings for sightseeing.



Will I Need a Guide?

A guide will not be needed as this website will guide you about almost everything and anything about the city, the place, and the trip.

How To Get There?

Lima is easily accessible by plane, train, car, and bus. Jorge Chavez International Airport serves several airlines to get into the city. The city welcomes many trains at Lima Train Station which connects the majority of national cities. Lima offers two central bus terminals, Gran Terminal Terrestre en Plaza Norte and Terminal Terrestre Sur Atocongo.

Additional Info

Make sure you carry all your travel documents safely and also keep your cash distributed in proper places. Try to take less money in hand and your luggage. In large crowds, there might be pickpockets looking for money. Cameras and mobile phones might not be allowed in some places. Make sure to follow the instructions.