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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  • For those who like Baroque religious art is a great option. There we can enjoy multiple frames, furniture, clothing, utensils, etc., dating from the XVI, XVII and XVIII. The building is old and well worth the visit. Annex to the Museum there is a church very charming and with the old building. Recommend.
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  • It is located in the heart of Santiago next to the Church of San Francisco. Its theme is religious and the ancient paintings, silverware, parts and furniture from the 17TH and 18th centuries are exhibited. General admission is $1000, and only $500 for students and seniors. The Museum is housed on the first floor of what was the convent of the Church of San Francisco, although some priests still live in the second floor. It has different rooms which exhibit different themes and among them is the great Hall which presents an impressive collection of huge pictures chronicling the life of San Francisco de Asis. After entering there are long corridors on the four sides of the building and a huge central courtyard with a fountain in the middle. Photographs inside the rooms, can not be removed to prevent the deterioration of parts that are displayed, so that you have to take them from the runners. It has guided tours especially for students and tourists who usually are unaware of our colonial history. The Museum is impaired by the passage of time and earthquakes, but it is a beautiful legacy of the Franciscans and worth worth knowing. Recommended without a doubt, because it helps you understand more about our ancestors.
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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 »
  • 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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  • It is a unique place in the middle of the city... as others have to discover it
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