Convento de San Francisco, Lima, Peru
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Convento de San Francisco, Lima, Peru

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Convento de San Francisco is the Spanish name for Saint Francis Monastery located in LimaPeru. The church was completed in 1774 and is noted for its architecture, a high example of SpanishNeoclassicism. The convent's library is world-renowned. Catacombs below the monastery contain an ossuary and are said to connect to other catacombs beneath the cathedral and other area churches.

The church and convent are part of the Historic Centre of Lima, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1991.

In this church, Jude the Apostle is venerated.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monastery_of_San_Francisco,_Lima

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Imágenes cercanas en Peru

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A: Iglesia de la Soledad

por José Ignacio Terán, 10 metros de distancia

Iglesia de la Soledad

B: Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad de Lima

por José Ignacio Terán, 20 metros de distancia

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad de Lima

C: Convento de San Francisco, Lima, Peru

por Thomas Humeau, 30 metros de distancia

  Convento de San Francisco is the Spanish name for Saint Francis Monastery located in Lima, Peru. Th...

Convento de San Francisco, Lima, Peru

D: Lima Monastery San Francisco

por Willy Kaemena, 70 metros de distancia

Wikipedia: "Convento de San Francisco is the Spanish name for Saint Francis Monastery located in Lima...

Lima Monastery San Francisco

E: Museo de Sitio Bodega y Quadra de Lima

por José Ignacio Terán, 130 metros de distancia

Museo de Sitio Bodega y Quadra de Lima

F: Estacion de los desamparados en lima, Peru

por José Ignacio Terán, 160 metros de distancia

Estacion de los desamparados en lima, Peru

G: Navidad en la ciudad de Lima 2009

por John Sánchez, 270 metros de distancia

Navidad en la ciudad de Lima 2009

H: LIMA Parroquia del Sagrario

por Willy Kaemena, 280 metros de distancia

Wikipedia: "Adjoining the Cathedral are the Parroquia del Sagrario (one of the oldest ones in Lima) a...

LIMA Parroquia del Sagrario

I: Plaza Mayor

por Matthias Kunze, 280 metros de distancia

Plaza Mayor

J: en mi sala

por camilo torres medina, 280 metros de distancia

esta es la desordenada sala de la planta baja de mi casa

en mi sala

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