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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  • The outside is beautiful and imposing; the Interior is not a must but since it was a free access (maybe because it was an ongoing mass), I walked in. No great work of art, but plenty of statues and gold, always informative about the local culture.
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  • San Francis Ko in the square Temple. Next to the Museum. When you visit, we were able to watch the finish got mass mass. South America offers colorful and filled with intense decoration. On the square is always packed with people. Elsewhere, in the evening, passing by on the road to the top of the show to comedy stood watching won, foreigners that alone that he walked this comedian prank was funny too.
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  • A very nice Church, is completely different to it that there is in neither country, I believe that it is a place to visit!
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  • 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.
  • It's a nice church!
  • 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!
  • It is not only a beautiful Catholic Church, but there is also a colonial museum inside
  • Impressive. However they should not let a busy street run right next to it

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