Museo de Arte Colonial de San Francisco, Santiago
(4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Museo de Arte Colonial de San Francisco features pieces of religious and colonial art, including one of the most significant collections of paintings in the country, exhibited in seven rooms of the former Franciscan convent. Paintings, furniture, silverware, carvings, sculptures, frescoes, and murals all communicate aspects of life in the 16th-century convent. Do not miss the series of paintings depicting the life of St. Francis of Assisi in the great hall, and the room of Gabriela Mistral, the 1945 Nobel Prize laureate for literature. Finish off your visit with a walk in the garden among the peacocks. For Museo de Arte Colonial de San Francisco and beyond, use our Santiago vacation trip planner to get the most from your Santiago vacation.
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  • Right next to the Church of San Francisco, is the Museum of Colonial art, which presents great works of this type of art. There is also a monument to Gabriela Mistral and the House itself is old and beautiful. In nov of 2016 were re modeling some parts of the courtyard, but worth the visit. In addition, although you have to pay, it is very economical.
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  • Beautiful, old, exciting. The statue of San Francisco, great, right at the entrance, is very beautiful. Well maintained, staff.
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  • It's basically a museum connected to the colonial Catholic culture, including the period of colonization of Chile. Next to the Paris-London. Value of the entry is not expensive.
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  • It's a beautiful place. A quiet spot in the heart of the noisy city. It would be nice to have more plates with info about the saints' lives
  • One of the oldest museums in Chile, next to a very important church. There is a quite place with trees and a pool. Here you can find paintings about San Francisco and the Nobel price of Gabriela Mistral.
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  • Pequeño pero interesante
  • It is a unique place in the middle of the city... as others have to discover it
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