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The historic Basilica and Monastery of Saint Francis of Assisi Special

Lima - The Basilica and Convent of San Francis, also known as the Monastery of San Francis of Assisi, is located in the Historic Center of Lima and is an outstanding example of religious architecture of colonial Peru.
 

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Main Porch  in Spanish-Baroque style  and towers of Saint Francis Basilica and Monastery in Lima.
Main Porch, in Spanish-Baroque style, and towers of Saint Francis Basilica and Monastery in Lima.
The mass graves in the crypt under the church were used to bury “ordinary people” during the col...
The mass graves in the crypt under the church were used to bury “ordinary people” during the colonial period in the city of Lima.
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Along the walls of the main cloister there is a collection of 39 canvases painted in the 1670s depic...
Along the walls of the main cloister there is a collection of 39 canvases painted in the 1670s depicting scenes from the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Several paintings are attributed to the celebrated Spanish artist Francisco de Zurbarán.
Detail of the facade of the Church of San Francisco showing the image of the Immaculate Conception s...
Detail of the facade of the Church of San Francisco showing the image of the Immaculate Conception supported by cherubs.
Basilica and Monastery of Saint Francis of Assisi in Lima  Peru.
Basilica and Monastery of Saint Francis of Assisi in Lima, Peru.
The two-storey Main Cloister of the Convent has a beautiful courtyard sorrounded by galleries with a...
The two-storey Main Cloister of the Convent has a beautiful courtyard sorrounded by galleries with arches supported by columns.
Saint Francis probably would not approve the excessive number of pigeons around the Monastery.
Saint Francis probably would not approve the excessive number of pigeons around the Monastery.
The library at Saint Francis Monastery in Lima  Peru  has a collection of about 25000 rare items inc...
The library at Saint Francis Monastery in Lima, Peru, has a collection of about 25000 rare items including incunables, scrolls and bibles in several languages.
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Detail of the main entrance to the Basilica. A harmonious stucco padding painted yellow covers the w...
Detail of the main entrance to the Basilica. A harmonious stucco padding painted yellow covers the walls often occupied by dozens of pigeons.
The Main Cloister of the Convent has a formal courtyard with a fountain at the center and it is sorr...
The Main Cloister of the Convent has a formal courtyard with a fountain at the center and it is sorrounded by arched galleries supported by pillars.
Passageway of the Geraniums connects the Main Cloister with other area of the Monastery.
Passageway of the Geraniums connects the Main Cloister with other area of the Monastery.
Section of the crypts under the Basilica with narrow walkway leading to another burial chamber.
Section of the crypts under the Basilica with narrow walkway leading to another burial chamber.

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