San Francisco Church, Santiago

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The oldest building still surviving from colonial times, San Francisco Church represents a significant landmark in the capital city and one that is hard to distinguish from the city itself. Founded in 1622, the church has survived several earthquakes to remain standing where it is today. There have been some modifications over the years including a Victorian-style bell tower added in the mid-1800s to replace earlier destroyed versions. The church’s cultural and historical significance has earned it World Heritage Site status. Appreciate the beauty of this building’s exterior and visit the adjacent museum containing a significant collection of colonial art. It’s best to bring a guidebook or do some research ahead of time, as there is little explanation of the building at the site itself. Our Santiago travel itinerary maker makes visiting San Francisco Church and other Santiago attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Beautiful architectural work, Museum with sacred works beautiful, large garden, cheap and secure. Visit not to be missed!
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  • Oldest church of Santiago (old building), very beautiful place, with Museum annex. All of stone, great. Located in the old centre, next to the Hotel Plaza San Francisco, is worth every minute to admire the beauty of this construction. Thank you Lord by grace achieved when your address within that application.
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  • The Church of pofranciszkański, with part of that lonely by several hundred years. And in addition, the garden on the side of the temple.
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  • Incredible as they were concerned about preserving this historic place. For tourists it is a great opportunity to take a photo of the facade, and that includes a modern building to contrast the two visions into a single image.
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  • Beautiful church with rustic touch, with a museum that you have to pay for podedeleitar. r
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  • The story remained in this House of worship already national heritage in a church that can be visited every day if you like
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