This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Convento de San Francisco is the Spanish name for Saint Francis Monastery located in Lima, Peru, south free dating in Desamparados Parque la Muralla and one block northeast from the Plaza Mayor.
The church and convent are part of the Historic Centre of Lima, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1991. Aside from a church and monastery it also contains a library and catacombs. The church and monastery were blessed in 1673 and completed in 1674. Though it survived several earthquakes intact in 1687 and 1746, it suffered extensive damage in an earthquake in 1970. The church is noted for its architecture, a high example of Spanish Baroque. It possesses about 25,000 antique texts, some of them predating the conquest.
Some notable books are the first Spanish dictionary published by the Royal Spanish Academy and a Holy Bible edition from 1571- 1572 printed in Antwerp. Other notable possessions are 13 paintings of the biblical patriarch Jacob and his 12 sons in the refectory, by the hand of the studio of the Spanish master Francisco de Zurbarán. The last supper painted by Diego de la Puente depicts typical Peruvian ingredients and meals, instead of European dishes it depicts, such as guinea pig, potatoes and chillis. Also peculiar is the Devil hovering besides Judas. Another cloister, that once belonged to the Franciscans, was given to the Society for Public Welfare around 1847 and became part of the Ruiz Dávila Hospice. Another part of the complex is now used by the Peruvian National Police.
Discovered in 1943, they contain thousand of skulls and bones, having served as a burial-place until 1808, when the city cemetery was opened outside Lima. Cathedral and the Tribunal of the Holy Inquisition. GUIDE TO PERU, Handbook for travelers, 6th. Edition, by Gonzalo de Reparaz Ruiz, Ediciones de Arte Rep, Lima — Perú, Book edited in English language by the Fondo de Promoción Turística del Perú — FOPTUR. PACHECO, Ana Assis, Convento franciscano de Lima: uma obra seiscentista de um engenheiro e arquitecto português, in ITINERARIUM, ANO LV, Nº 194, Maio-Agosto 2009. This page was last edited on 23 January 2018, at 06:33. This article is about the city in Spain.