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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. By using our La Paz travel itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Iglesia de San Francisco and other attractions in La Paz.
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  • This enormous Church is across from the main avenue of La Paz and in tourist region of the city. Its facade Holy-colonial is very beautiful. In the 17th century it collapsed due to a Blizzard. It is said that her Indian marriages are also conducted.
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  • This imposing church is considered one of the most beautiful of peace. Its decoration is dominated the Golden gold type. Membership is free but if you want to pass to the Museum 20bs should be canceled.
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  • This is a historic church built upon the peace between the rich spaniards and mestizos and the poor indigens The church is nice and classical; however it has been partially restored and in the process...  more »
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  • Nice place to see here at night. Beautiful iglesia
  • Must see item. Iconic place of La Paz.
  • Inspiring Basilica dedicated to St. Francis.
  • Stinks of urine out side whole square.. Smell it in church too were people trailing it through. Stinks . Go at your own will.
  • The guides into thw church are very kind