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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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  • The church is beautiful inside and out, it was very touching to be there during a mass and hear the voices raised in song filling the space, I'd go back to lion around more as I didn't like to during ...  more »
  • For those visiting La Paz and the peculiar your movement, the Church of San francisco is a wonderful haven of peace and contemplation.
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  • The Church of San Francisco is the most beautiful religious of peace building. It has all the components that make a must-see. The Majesty of its structure, the beauty of the images, and a museum which is superlative (is paid 20 bolivianos per person). It is indispensable for understanding the religious past of a city where religion is an important part of everyday life.
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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