Add dates

Saint Francis Monastery

Saint Francis Monastery: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lima: City Tour with Pickup and Drop-Off

1. Lima: City Tour with Pickup and Drop-Off

Join an insightful tour of Lima's city center and travel back in time to the colonial era. Admire amazing collections of 17th and 18th-century oil paintings, wooden verandas, and gilded mirrors. Immerse yourself in local culture and history with the assistance of your guide. Admire the monuments of Plaza Mayor, such as the cathedral, Archbishop's Palace, Municipal Palace, and Palace of the Union. Continue to the Baroque-style San Francisco Monastery and take a look at its catacombs. Along the way, discover hidden gems, such as the remains of the old city walls, the historic bridges over the River Rimac, and one of the oldest bars in Peru at the Cordano Bar. Immerse yourself in a tour full of history, culture, and more. Finally, your professional driver will drop you off at your hotel.

Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

2. Lima: Colonial City Tour with Catacombs Visit

Immerse yourself in Lima's colonial history with this tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, start your experience at San Martin Square, where you can admire colonial architecture buildings. Later, visit the breathtaking Plaza de Armas and admire impressive buildings such as the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral, and more. Finish your tour exploring the fascinating Catacombs and Museum of San Francisco. Learn more about Peru's colonial period through the museum's vast collection of artwork, see rare editions in the library and wander through the blood-curdling passages of the catacombs, where the bones of 25,000 people lie. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel.

Lima: City Highlights Day Tour

3. Lima: City Highlights Day Tour

Miraflores The Love Park After picking you up, we visit this beautiful park inaugurated in 1993 and it celebrates “love”. At its center, an iconic sculpture “The Kiss” made by the Peruvian artist Victor Delfin, depicts lovers embracing in an endless kiss. Huaca Pucllana (exterior) Then, we see this ancient archaeological site, adobe pyramidal construction built between 200 and 700 AD, representing a ceremonial and administrative area for Lima Culture. San Isidro The Olive Park After, we go to see the preserved olive trees, that date several hundred years. There are also exhibits of old machinery used in the production of olive oil in ancient times, plenty of greenery and an ornamental pond stocked with fish and turtles. Barranco Then, we go to The Artsy neighborhood of Lima. Be amazing by its beautiful murals that make Barranco such a colorful and trendy place. Also, make a wish at “The Bridge of Sighs”. Lunch: at midday there will be a break of 1 hour 30 minutes so you can have lunch. We will recommend you some good local restaurants. Lima Historic Center Plaza San Martin In the second part of the tour, we visit this Plaza made in 19 hundred to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence. The surrounding buildings are great, displaying Neoclassic style. Plaza de Armas (Lima’s main square) Then, we will go to the Main square, the most representative one in Peru where you will see impressive buildings such as “The Presidential Palace”, “The City Hall of Lima”, “The Cathedral” and The Archbishop’s Palace”, etc. San Francisco de Asis Museum & The Catacombs Finally, we will take you to the most interesting museum in downtown Lima. Your expert guide will explain you here about the rich history of Peru’s capital. Explore the underground Catacombs!

Lima: City Highlights Small Group Tour

4. Lima: City Highlights Small Group Tour

After being picked up from your hotel, the tour begins by visiting one of the most important squares of Peru. San Martin Square is surrounded by balconies, Acestrals' homes, colonial residences, and beautiful palaces. Following this, visit one of the most significant avenues of Lima, Jiron de La Unión. The tour then continues to the square of Lima or 'Plaza Mayor'. Here you can view cathedrals, the government palace, city hall, and wonderful balconies decorated uniquely with an Arabic influence. The tour concludes with a trip to one of the oldest catacombs of America, the 'San Francisco Monastery'.

Lima: City Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour

5. Lima: City Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour

Get to know Peru's capital in the course of a single day with your expert, professional guide. Encounter sights like the Huaca Pucllana, Olive Park, and the underground catacombs as you immerse yourself in this evocative city. Start your experience with convenient pickup from your accommodation and get ready to discover the Miraflores district. Cruise through this upscale area while learning about its history. See sights like the Huaca Pucclana pyramid, built between 200 and 700 AD. Next, head for the famous San Isidro district. Luxuriate in the beautiful groves of the Olive Park and admire Victor Delfin's famous "The Kiss" sculpture in the Love Park. Take in awesome views of Lima and its Pacific Ocean from the cliffs of Miraflores, Continue your tour with a visit to the artsy and bohemian district of Barranco. Marvel at the beautiful murals typical of this colorful and vibrant neighborhood. Take the opportunity to make a wish at its Bridge of Sighs, and visit its atmospheric Plaza. Conclude your tour in the city's bustling downtown. The city's historic center is full of places of interest included the Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas, and Magic Fountains Park. Your guide will also take you to essentials like the San Francisco de Asis Museum, and the famous underground catacombs.

Lima: City Tour, Catacombs, and Pachacamac Inca Remains

6. Lima: City Tour, Catacombs, and Pachacamac Inca Remains

Pachacamac Site & Museum This is one of the largest religious centers in ancient Inca times on the Peruvian coast. Remarkable religious compound, buildings from different kingdoms since 200 AD origin. Incas built here majestic pyramids dedicated to the Sun. Admire the architectural precision of the buildings while learning about the customs and traditions of the ancient civilizations in Peru. Lunch: at midday there will be a break of 1 hour 30 minutes so you can have lunch. We will recommend you some good local restaurants. Lima Historic center Plaza San Martin In the second part of the tour, we visit this Plaza made in 19 hundred to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence. The surrounding buildings are great, displaying Neoclassic style. Plaza de Armas (Lima’s main square) Then, we will go to the Main square, the most representative one in Peru where you will see impressive buildings such as “The Presidential Palace”, “The City Hall of Lima”, “The Cathedral” and The Archbishop’s Palace”, etc. San Francisco de Asis Museum & The Catacombs Finally, we will take you to the most interesting museum in downtown Lima. Your expert guide will explain you here about the rich history of Peru’s capital. Explore the underground Catacombs!

City Tour With Demonstration & Tasting of Pisco Sour

7. City Tour With Demonstration & Tasting of Pisco Sour

Begin your tour by exploring the Love Park and Larcomar shopping mall. Your first stop will be huaca Pucllana which is a Pre-Inca archaeological site. Continuing on, you will visit Olive Park, Arequipa Avenue ,and the historical center of Lima. You will see important monuments such as: the Italian Art Museum, Justice Palace, the French Palace, and San Martin Square. Your guide will show you the main attractions of the city center, like the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop’s Palace, and the city hall. Later, you will have a demonstration and tasting of the traditional drink, Pisco Sour. You also get to visit Saint Francis Monastery and their underground catacombs. After the tour, your guide will take you back to your hotel.

From Port of Callao: Lima Sightseeing Tour

8. From Port of Callao: Lima Sightseeing Tour

Begin the tour with pickup from the Port of Callao, before traveling into the city of Lima. Enjoy Lima on this cultural and historical you. With a local guide, travel from the Port into the city of Lima, while learning about the historical background of the ancient viceroyalty of Peru. Visit the most emblematic places of the City of Kings, such as the museum and convent of San Francisco, the Plaza de Armas in Lima and the Huaca Pucllana archaeological center. See the Plaza Mayor of Lima, located in the heart of the City Center, and see the historical buildings located around the square, such as the Cathedral of Lima, the Government Palace, and the Municipal House. Observe the changing of the guard that begins at 11:20 in the morning with a small ceremony by the military band, which then proceeds with the official ceremony of the change of troops and ends at 12:20 pm. Walk in the Historic Center of Lima, in San Francisco Square, and learn about the long system of catacombs under the square, used since the 17th century as a cemetery until Don José de San Martín closed it in 1821, and remains one of the most popular tourist attractions, where some show their faith in the dead by throwing coins, notes asking for miracles, and even voodoo dolls with pins against some adversary or antagonist. Explore the Miraflores district, the place where the most important archaeological center of Lima is located, known as Huaca Pucllana, which in the time of the Incas functioned as a sacred place of veneration of the temple of the sun, then we will visit the park of Love and its beautiful sea view. Be returned to the Port of Callao after the tour is finished.

Lima: Larco Museum & City Tour with Catacombs guided visit

9. Lima: Larco Museum & City Tour with Catacombs guided visit

The arco Museum Considered one of the 25 best museums in the world, It is located at a magnificently adapted and restored 18th century mansion in Lima. Its awesome collection covers 5,000 years of the ancient Peruvian history, with 45,000 archaeological objects including jewelry (gold, silver, cooper and precious stones), pottery, metals, textiles, etc. Lunch: at midday there will be a break of 1 hour 30 minutes so you can have lunch. We will recommend you some good local restaurants. Lima Historic Center Plaza San Martin In the second part of the tour, we visit this Plaza made in 19 hundred to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence. The surrounding buildings are great, displaying Neoclassic style. Plaza de Armas (Lima’s main square) Then, we will go to the Main square, the most representative one in Peru where you will see impressive buildings such as “The Presidential Palace”, “The City Hall of Lima”, “The Cathedral” and The Archbishop’s Palace”, etc. San Francisco de Asis Museum & The Catacombs Finally, we will take you to the most interesting museum in downtown Lima. Your expert guide will explain you here about the rich history of Peru’s capital. Explore the underground Catacombs!

Lima: Historical, Colonial, and Modern City Tour

10. Lima: Historical, Colonial, and Modern City Tour

Discover Lima’s top attractions across three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern, on this guided tour. You’ll visit fascinating sights like the San Francisco Convent and the famous catacombs, see areas like Larcomar and more, as you learn all about them. After being picked up from your accommodation in Miraflores or San Isidro at about 09:00 AM, the tour will begin with a beautiful panoramic view of the Pucllana Pyramid. This magnificent ceremonial and archeological center, built in the 4th century AD, was considered a sacred village by the Incas.  Following this, you’ll travel to the monumental San Francisco Convent, which displays the largest collection of religious art in America. A highlight of the visit is the underground vaults – the catacombs. As you travel, you'll learn all about the history of these sights from your bilingual guide. Next, it’s on to the traditional residential areas of Lima, such as El Olivar of San Isidro, Miraflores, and Larcomar. At about 02:00 PM, the tour completed, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation, your mind filled with the many wonderful sights and history of Lima.

42 activities found
Sort by:

Top sights near Saint Francis Monastery

Other Sightseeing Options in Saint Francis Monastery

Want to discover all there is to do in Saint Francis Monastery? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Saint Francis Monastery

Overall rating

4.8
(233 reviews)

The guide, Jonathan, was amazing. Very organized and informative, he was gracious about answering questions and offering advice about other things to do outside of the tour. We also appreciated his thoughtful attempts to find shade wherever we stopped. No suggested improvements, this tour was exactly what we were looking for.

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to get us right into everything without the lines even with the extreme volume of people due to the holiday. A great tour I would highly recommend it.

the guide...Natalie...a 7 out of 7...fluent English...very pleasant...she handles her subject well. The transportation vehicle must be improved.

Jonathan was extremely knowledgeable and allowed us to spend as much time as we wanted at interesting places

It was very good and very informative Geraldine was very knowledgeable and kind.