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Convento de los Descalzos (El), Lima

Convento de los Descalzos (El) - Lima, Peru
Convento de los Descalzos (El)
Alameda de los Descalzos s/n, Lima, Peru 25Map
+51 1 444 3027
Neighborhood: Rimac
Overview

Located at the foot of the San Cristobal hill, the Convento de Los Descalzos was founded at the end of the 16th century by Father Andrés Corso as a place of spiritual retreat. Notable features inside include the Ayacuchan cloister, which has paintings in the form of an altarpiece representing the Stations of the Cross; the vestibule, which displays sculptures of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Claire; the order's private courtyard, which still has its original flooring; and the private chapel, which has a beautiful baroque-style façade. The museum has English and Spanish speaking guides who accept small donations from the visitors.

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