This majestic temple is located south east of the square and surrounded by the ragged Puga, Dos de Mayo, Amazon and Bethlehem.
In 1562 the convent was completed and lived here the first Franciscans.
The most celebrated of these was Matthew Jumila who despite not being a priest was the one who evangelizes Cajamarca and Chachapoyas.
The convent in 1811 by order of Viceroy Abascal becomes the Franciscan parish and had to leave the convent.
In 1870 at the request of the Franciscans Cajamarca return to live in the convent until today.
This beautiful temple was build in 1699.
For the construction of the temple was used stones that were extracted from Cerro Santa Apolonia.
The convent of San Francisco was designed by architect Matías Pérez Palomino and its construction lasted until the eighteenth century.
The facade of the convent has 3 doors are the entrance to the temple, the style of the columns of the monastery are Baroque Plateresque.
Amid a primary niche is the statue of St. Antonio de Padua.

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