Iglesia San Francisco, Cali

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#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Cali
The oldest colonial building in the city and one of the sturdiest, Iglesia San Francisco has weathered a number of heavy earthquakes since its construction in 1586. Look out for the intricate carving of the Virgen del Socorro on the main altar, brought to the city in 1540 by the founder of Santiago, Pedro de Valdivia, from his conquistador mission. History buffs should appreciate the attached museum dedicated to colonial-era art. It should be noted that no photography or video-making of the church is permitted. Iglesia San Francisco is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Cali Edition.
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  • Beautiful church Mudéjar in the center of Cali. The outside very well but very soulless inside. Must-see.
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  • The churh is linked to a square where a lot is happening what makes it interesting to "hang" a little bit and observe The church was bigger than most churches i already have visited here and still it ...  more »
  • I found a site that really should visit, the way in which this built, also the interior is very nice and cozy, undisputed route is Cali
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  • Such a beautiful and historic site to visit at night! Loved the experience!
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  • Cute Franciscan Temple located in front of the governorate of the Valle del Cauca. Its designed brick structure has a tower very beautiful mudejar style.
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  • All caleño has a photo of child in this park, it is one of the most emblematic of the city, is a pleasant site, also known as the PARQUE DE LAS PALOMAS.
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  • The Church San Francisco and the chapel of the Immaculate Conception have a great tradition in Cali. The convent of Friars living there called San Joaquin and a Museum of antique religious items; There is an ossuary and cenizario where there are many monks who passed through this cloister
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