Iglesia de San Francisco, La Paz

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Explore the craftsmanship and artistry that went into the creation of a Catholic church at Iglesia de San Francisco. The original church of this establishment was actually completed in 1581, but the structure collapsed in the 17th century due to snowfall. The edifice you see today is the second church, built in the 18th century, with part of its convent used as a museum. From outside, view the Mestizo-Baroque stonework. Take a tour of the inside to see areas not normally open to the public, such as the belfry and the painting collection in the museum. Even without a tour, step inside to view the art originating from locals and the Spanish colonizers. Make Iglesia de San Francisco a part of your La Paz vacation plans using our La Paz trip app .
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  • It is one of the must-see, given the quality and the ethnic, cultural, and artistic significance (the religious amen) of this Iglesia-Monumento.
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  • It's more the visit to the Museum which is interesting despite bans stupid photography or video. We can go up to the Bell Tower to have a splendid view on the square. The admission of 20bolivianos is a bit exaggerated.
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  • very interesting Museum of the Church and Franciscan monastery. Guide very helpful and strict, but cordial. Church with Baroque ornamentation highly conserved, as well as a view of the atrium of the peace
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  • Crowded place in the centre of old and new buildings.
  • This is beautiful from the outside, but go inside next door to the museum for sure! They offer a free tour around the monastery and it's fab to see all that history
  • Wonderful church at the center of La Paz. Take a break from your shopping spree at Sagarnaga and you will find in this place some interesting details and history.
  • Beautiful church! In the middle of La Paz, right next to our hotel was this amazing construction! San Francisco church is for sure one of the most beautiful churches I've ever been to!
  • Beatiful place
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