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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. Put Basilica de San Francisco on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sucre trip itinerary maker.
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  • Unfortunately the Church was closed when I went, but even from the outside, the architecture is beautiful and worth the visit.
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  • You will still say a church more, but this one offers several masses a day and is always open. This church has a beautiful ceiling and a beautiful retable in gilded carved wood.
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  • One of the most interesting churches of the many that exist in Sucre. The arches that come out of the Church and come to the square on the side are one of the best images of the city. Ceiling with pins and different types of vaults, religious art x. Impressive the crypt under the altar and the choir.
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  • Impressive temple. Unfortunate that it remains headquarters
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  • This convent originally had very humble features and had as main application, the evangelization of and catechizing children from 1539. A year later, the faithful are provided to build a church and casa cural. The Church had at its inception two cloisters of arches of brick on stone columns. Later, in 1581, concluded the new temple and convent grounds were expanded by donations from the faithful, occupying what is now the barracks, market and whatever custom and was also public prison. At the beginning the temple was a central nave, which was added later, a cruise, its chapels and a side nave. Inside stands the coffered ceiling of mudejar style. The beautifully carved and gilded altar. Another important feature of historic importance are the church towers, which are home to "The Liberty Bell" that carries the following inscription: "the conception Inmaculada de la Virgen Madre de Dios, patron saint of all the Spains and America, in this city of the silver G.R.E.L." Maestro. Migl. Maria this year 1800 ".
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  • This temple is one of the most historic in the city of Sucre, in the the Liberty Bell that I play is outburst on May 25, 1809.
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