This large and austere 17th-century convent church, thoughtfully restored, extends the length of the square of the same name. It is best known for its collection of colonial artworks, including paintings by Marcos Zapata and Diego Quispe Tito, both of considerable local renown. A monumental canvas (12 × 9m/39 × 30 ft.) that details the genealogy of the Franciscan family (almost 700 individuals) is by Juan Espinoza de los Monteros. The Franciscans also decorated the convent with ceiling frescoes and a number of morbid displays of skulls and bones. The church is worth a visit mainly for those with extra time in Cusco.
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco
Plaza de San Francisco s/n, Peru
Our Rating Hours Mon–Fri 9am–noon and 3pm–5pm; Sat 9am–noon. Phone 084/221-361 Prices Admission S/5 adults, S/3 students
MapPlaza de San Francisco s/n Peru Cusco
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