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Basilica and San Francisco Convent

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The Monumental Complex of San Francisco of Lima is one of the most beautiful and important religious centers of the capital. It is a colonial architectural complex constituted by a convent and 2 churches located around it: the Church of La Soledad and the Church El Milagro and is easily recognizable due to its yellow Baroque façade. Located in the complex are the crypts of San Francisco, which have been named catacombs for the similarity with the Roman ones, which were used until the beginning of the 19th century, and served as burial to members of brotherhoods.
The construction of the convent began in 1546; however, it has undergone several reconstructions due to the damages caused by several earthquakes.

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