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Iglesia San Francisco, Cali

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Church
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. Plan your visit to Iglesia San Francisco and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cali trip generator.
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  • Beautiful, very beautiful church, living expression of a culture and a time. I like its simplicity and elegance that make it an acogedos site.
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  • The song of the Grupo Niche says... If the fifth going going through... Your friend tourist can not go without having known the square of San Francisco and the beautiful church, where the beautiful architecture of the 18th century is reflected outside and on the inside. .
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  • With my family we walk to discover the city and met the Church which is located in the center of cali... has a square where you can find many pigeons and trade. Although we were a Sunday is enough only and there are no attractions close. So I recommend to visit the Church only if you are a large group.
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  • Such a beautiful and historic site to visit at night! Loved the experience!
  • Facing the Interior of the Valley this Iglecia is an icon of Cali, its construction and architecture contrasts with the modern buildings that surround it, recommended to visit it. In front of it is the square known by the same name of the Iglecia where there are a large number of pigeons which are fed by photographers and visitors
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  • It is a religious complex operated by the Franciscans and built between the sigloXVIII and 19th. In it is the Church of San Francisco, the chapel of the Immaculate, the convent of San Joaquin, the Tower Mudejar and the Museum of the art religious.
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  • Good construction
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  • A historical place of great importance for the center of Cali
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