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. Museo de Arte Colonial de San Francisco is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Santiago Edition.
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  • There is a small fee to enter the museum but it is worth the price. The inner courtyard is very peaceful with only the sound of water splashing from the fountain. Terrapins and birds use the waters to...  more »
  • Explore this Museum steps away from the noisy centre of Santiago, have amazingly not feel no external noise that manages to disconnect and go to a wonderful journey in an incredible religious pictorial sign in an inundated place of peace. Impossible not to recommend for those who enjoy the religious and historic art.
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  • Within the wide range of museums that exist in Santiago, this definitely is my favorite. Much of the history of Chile here. There are objects that are from the period of the conquest of Chile, together with works of art that show the life of St. Francis of Assisi and the respective Franciscan order. There are objects that can be somewhat gloomy for more sensitive people but absolutely to visit it. You have to bundle up a little because the Museum inside is quite cold. The photos inside the Museum are not permitted.
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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 beautiful Museum, more than by the pieces of art for my architecture and the beautiful inner courtyard are the assessable. If therefore a unique tranquility en.pleno Santiago Centre this is the right place. Inside can also see peacocks and roosters walking freely and some fish in the central pool.
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  • It's beautiful. A part of the history of Chile, there frozen in time... But lack of security for the Museum (not for visitors) and bilingual explanations of every displayed piece and corner of the Museum-monastery.
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