San Francisco Church, Santiago
(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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  • Is the oldest architectural monument of the country. Its construction began in the 15th century. On the front you can see the various materials used over time (adobe, stone, cement); had to be rebuilt due to earthquakes. In its interior is the patroness of Chile, the Virgen del SSocorro. Next to the San Francisco Convent with a small museum.
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  • It is a very quiet, cozy, place of prayer with beautiful works of religious art, and most of all is a vital place to feed the spirit with the word of God.
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  • I think go to Santiago and fail to see the Church convent of San Feancisco is a pity. Said temple to 200 meters from the plaza del obradoiro, beside the historic Faculty of Medicine of Santiago, stands the imposing temple with their two large towers, upon entering is a great ship that gives beauty to the interior. the altarpiece presents an image of the Virgin and over one San Francisco all very old temple which was commissioned and visited by the same San Francisco.
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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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