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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  • July 4, 2017
    Different than we're used to in Brazil this museum is very organized ... very interesting collection! Very cool
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  • June 26, 2017
    The location is great, next to the streets Paris-London, ideal for those who like churches and history. Possible to access using subway lines (Universidad de Chile) and walk to the Church/convent.
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  • April 26, 2017
    Want to learn more the history of Chile, this place is simply ideal. In a compact and pleasant space tour brings together many aspects of the history of our country: A part of the history of the Catholic Church, art of the time, colonial architecture and other subjects that can rescue. It is very cheap to enter, and you can go quietly in a short time. There is much that delivers a low cost in terms of money and time.
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  • November 13, 2016
    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
  • August 25, 2016
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    being there , a small musem of church
  • July 30, 2017
    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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  • July 15, 2017
    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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