Museo de Arte Colonial de San Francisco, Santiago

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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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Santiago features numerous distinct neighborhoods filled with affordable sleeping options. For easiest access to the city's top museums and eateries, consider the hotels located in the pleasant downtown area, where you can also find many furnished apartments ideal for longer stays. For close proximity to the city's best nightlife options, consider Bellavista or Barrios Lastarria, or head to charming Providencia if you prefer something a bit more sophisticated and less raucous.
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  • This is museum is attached to the Church of San Francisco in downtown Santiago. The museum is definitely worth visiting since it has beautiful works of art, especially in the Gran Sala showing depicti...  more »
  • To see religious relics of the past, that have meant so much to so many past and present, is phenomenal. Anyone can enter the church and have a moment of solitude away from the noise of the busy stree...  more »
  • Very cheap entry fee around $2.00 AUD. It is the oldest church in the city, and the museum has some really old Colonial religious art. There is a Moaï from Easter Island in a park in front of the chur...  more »
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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.
  • being there , a small musem of church
  • A national heritage building. A beautiful and peaceful place to visit. It is interesting to see how an 1870 building is still standing.
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  • Beautiful place, full of lush vegetation and beautiful birds. Its spacious rooms and full of works that show the life of San Francisco make this a unique and worth a visit both for tourists and for national space.
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