The church and museum of San Francisco de Asis is a Catholic building, located in the city of Cusco, was built by the Franciscans, order given by the viceroy Francisco Toledo in 1572. Its architecture is simple and has a single bell tower, the plant is built of Latin cross with three naves, for its construction was used stone and lime.
Among the most striking paintings is "The genealogy of the Franciscan Order" one of the largest in South America among other paintings that stand out for their beauty. The convent of San Francisco was considered one of the most important and ancient centers of the city, it preserves about 60 canvases all inspired by the life of San Francisco.
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In the interior of the church you will be able to see works such as "El juicio final", "El paraiso, purgatorio y el infierno" by Diego Quispe Ttito, in the main hall you will find the sculpture of the Immaculate Conception.
Among its main attraction is the painting of the "Genealogical Tree of the Franciscan Order" by Juan Espinoza de los Monteros and measures about 12 meters high and 9 meters wide, is made of oil the largest in South America and the third largest in the world).
This is also one of the attractions of the church where you can see the skulls of some members belonging to the religious order, likewise when you get to the next room you will find a gigantic choral book made of sheepskin that measures more than 1 meter and 80 wide, we are talking about the "Great Choir". The place has a beautiful atmosphere, gardens and silent corridor being one of the most visited.
The visiting hours to this church are from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5: 00 pm. The visits to the museum usually cost between 15 soles and S/ 3.50 the entrance, this price can vary according to the type of visitor.