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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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