Basilica de San Francisco, Sucre

4.4
#6 of 16 in Historic Sites in Sucre
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.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • A church without equal, its architecture can be seen from the facade and in its interior the classic contemporary design and with details that only had in the colonial era. San Francisco. A jewel in Sucre
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  • If you like history and it is Baroque style here a church worth visiting.
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  • Place open to all the quiet public. There's just a lot of vehicle noise.
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  • The Basilica of San Francisco is one of the oldest churches in Sucre, it is a very large church with an enormous amount of paintings that are exposed in its inner walls, this place can be visited in the days and hours of mass, its Office for consultations is located to L side of the gate of the Military Geographical Institute.
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