Basilica de San Francisco, Sucre

Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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 »
  • Amazing.
  • Una iglesia sin igual, su arquitectura puede apreciarse desde la fachada y en su interior el diseño clasico contemporáneos y con detalles que solo había en la época Colonial. San Francisco. Una joya en Sucre
  • Si te gusta la historia y es estilo barroco aquí una iglesia digna de visitar.
  • Lugar abierto a todo el público tranquilo. Solo hay mucho ruido de vehículos.
  • La basílica de San Francisco es una de las iglesias más antiguas de Sucre, es una iglesia muy amplia con una cantidad enorme de pinturas que se exponen en sus paredes internas, este lugar se lo puede visitar en los dias y horarios de misa, su oficina para consultas se encuentra al lado de la puerta del Instituto Geográfico Militar.

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