San Francisco de Asís Church
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Located in the Plaza San Francisco, near the National School of Sciences
It was built by order of Viceroy Francisco de Toledo in 1572, had restored after the earthquake of 1650. His plant has a Latin cross, has three naves and a high square tower. This construction of stone masonry had trouble closing their arches and vaults, which were closed by then, leaving half-built a tower bell today.
There inside the convent a monumental canvas measuring 12 x 9 meters, on the genealogy of the Franciscan family, by Juan Espinoza de los Monteros. Also, there are paintings of Diego Quispe Tito, Basilio Santa Cruz, Antonio Sinchi Roca, Marcos Zapata and others. You can also admire the high choir of the church that was carved in cedar by local Franciscan Friar Luis Montes, Isidro Fernandez Inka and Antonio Paz.
Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:00 hrs and 15:00 to 17:45 hrs
Saturday 9:00 to 12:00 (Sundays and holidays no attention)
Cost for the museum:
General Fee: S / 5.00
National Student: S / 3.00
Opening hours of the church:
Monday to Saturday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and from 17:30 to 19:30 hrs
Sundays from 6:30 to 12:00 hrs and 17:00 to 20:00 hrs
Cost for the church: Free
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