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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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  • You can't miss this church; it is the epicenter of the city. Lots of people and activity. Church is unique example of baroque mestizo style.  more »
  • Tells the whole story of Fredy Franciscans that will build your church, a splendid Baroque architecture, unforgettable, and sacred place.
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  • Nice old church that seemed to be the center of local activity. There are lots of vendors in the area  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!
  • The beautiful San Francisco, in the heart of La Paz. A must see cathedral...
  • Impressive. However they should not let a busy street run right next to it
  • One of the oldest church in South America
  • Nice place to see here at night. Beautiful iglesia