Museo de Arte Colonial de San Francisco, Santiago
(4/5 based on 170+ 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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  • One of the historical building of the city of Santiago, important for its sacred works and history in the city. A large area with numerous works of art, history of the convent, but the building deserves a conservation intervention.
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  • Highly conserved convent near the O'Higgins Avenue beside the Church of San Francisco and metres from the passage London to Paris
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  • a very interesting Museum, which has a bit of the history of the first colonies within the city we found during our stay by the beautiful santiago
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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.
  • interesante
  • Pequeño pero interesante
  • It is a unique place in the middle of the city... as others have to discover it
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