The San Francisco Church is just a few blocks from the main square Plaza de Armas. The façade as well as the two towers of the church are in Spanish Baroque style, the main portal is made of ornate granite. The church is one of the best examples of sacred architecture in Peru, characterized by its squatness and low altitude. As the earth is often hit by earthquakes, this is the only way to build stable buildings. Attached to the church is the Franciscan monastery. The church was consecrated in 1673, long before the complex was completed. In 1940, part of the monastery had to give way to a road. Therefore, it is no longer available in its original size. The monastery has a library of about 25,000 texts covering classical educational areas such as theology, philosophy, history, literature and music. Among them is the first Spanish dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy and a Bible from the 16th century. They are written in different European languages. But also handwritten texts of the Quechua from the time before the Spanish colonization can be found there.