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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  • This place strikes by its history, time of the coloni, its wooden floors that creak as you walk, a historical relic.
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  • It was clear from our visit that the church is an important part of the local community, with a mass just finished, priests in attendance and what looked like food distribution to the poor happening. ...  more »
  • The oldest church in Santiago. Worth admiring. Many stone walls, don't forget to visit it. Nearby is the neighbourhood Paris - London to which you can walk.
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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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