Friday, May 30, 2014

Monastery of San Francisco

We also went to the Monastery of San Francisco. It was a really beautiful church in downtown Lima. It was located on a plaza with a gorgeous fountain and many interesting buildings. There was a marching band dressed in the Peruvian national colors playing music outside as well. The church itself was amazing, especially the garden. The garden was completely enclosed by the church and had plants and a fountain inside. The art in the church was unusual, or rather unlike the European art that I am accustomed to. For instance, in the depiction of the Last Supper, Jesus and the apostils were sitting around a round table, which is unusual. A lot of gold and gold paint was used in creating the interior of this monastery as well.  One of the most awesome things were the catacombs, but Desmond describes them more in detail!

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