Basilica de San Francisco, Sucre

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Head to Basilica de San Francisco, a highly storied church built in 1538, at the same time as the establishment of the city. Beginning as a makeshift structure, the church as it stands today was not fully built until 1581. Look for the nation's "liberty bell", which tolled in 1809 as Bolivia celebrated independence. Be aware that you will need a photography permit before you take any photos of the church, though this comes packaged with a tour guide. Use our Sucre trip planner to add Basilica de San Francisco and other attractions to your Sucre vacation plans.
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  • I was lucky to visit the church when it was open on a Friday night around 7pm. Everything was lid up and many people were praying. 
    I was lucky to visit the church when it was open on a Friday night around 7pm. Everything was lid up and many people were praying.  more »
  • Stunning building Many paintings and artifacts Would be much better with an English speaking guide or labels in English 
    Stunning building Many paintings and artifacts Would be much better with an English speaking guide or labels in English  more »
  • It is a guided tour, in Spanish. It is a must go place, it is really interesting to know more about the catholic history in Bolivia and see really close all these really old stuffs, like the liberty.....  more
    It is a guided tour, in Spanish. It is a must go place, it is really interesting to know more about the catholic history in Bolivia and see really close all these really old stuffs, like the liberty.....  more »
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  • Minor Basilica of San Francisco, it is currently guarded by the Conventual Franciscan Brothers, in its interior it shelters great Paintings. Sculptures and altarpieces of different styles. From Monday to Friday, for those interested in cultural religious heritage, you can take guided tours of the church, choir and the bell of liberty, an object of great historical value in the city. After the tour you can go to taste in the cafeteria of the convent...
  • Beautiful church from the colonial era and from Bolivian history.
  • The Basilica is beautiful! Worth the visit!

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