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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  • Them lovers of them museums not can leave of visit this site, that summarizes the main features and style of life of the Franciscan. Special attention to the site dedicated to Gabriela Mistral
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  • 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 »
  • The Museum is located next to the Church of San Francisco, right in the center of Santiago. Large colonial works of art are exposed in the environment preserved. Very interesting!
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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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