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Iglesia de San Francisco, La Paz

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Religious Site Architectural Building
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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  • The tour is good, and they have tour guides that do it in English. A tour of about 30 minutes. A little expensive bit worth it if you don't mind being bossed around for that length of time.  more »
  • If you're staying near the church of San Francisco this is a good place to plan your day after breakfast while people watching.  more »
  • I usually don't go to churches but I was there with my father and, beside he goes to church, we needed a place to rest! Lol We got there at the end of the Sunday worship and it was nice. They had a ch...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Impressive. However they should not let a busy street run right next to it
  • The beautiful San Francisco, in the heart of La Paz. A must see cathedral...
  • Beautiful and peaceful church.
  • Nice place to see here at night. Beautiful iglesia