San Francisco Church, Santiago

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • We stopped by this church for a few minutes and very much enjoyed the views all around. The church has a unique architectural design with beautiful wood designs all around. 
  • The aims at the Church of San Francisco and the Museum next door was indeed surprising. Haven't seen much hype here in the ratings of the site around this place, so much so that I didn't even think to visit. But, as we were in an apartment near we ended up entering. It was surprising. Time travel around elements of the Catholic faith.
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  • Very nice Church that reflects the history of our country, is close to the Center, and kept in very good condition
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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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  • It is an icon of Chile. It has undergone more than 15 earthquakes and is still standing. It has more than 460 years and is one of the few remaining colonial buildings remaining
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  • Excellent
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  • Nestled in the middle of the maelstrom, is this ancient Church Christian dating back to the colonial era, I think that it is the oldest in the country that is standing. In its rudimentary walls of stones is very calm. On the right side is accessed by gardens that are well tended, the Museum that has a collection of Baroque paintings, utilitarian objects and sculptures of Virgin.
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