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Iglesia San Francisco, Cali

4.4
#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Cali
Church Tourist Spot
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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  • I was surprised to see that there is no statue of St. Francis inside and outside this big colonial Church. At the center of the altar is the statue of Virgin Mary and outside, that of another priest. ...  more »
  • Nice but smaller than I expected. A lot more busy than the churches in Canada. Stumble upon a mass in midday. Also close to the gold museum and the national theater.  more »
  • Catholic church very old in the downtown area of Cali. The church is an old construction that exhibits an interesting architectural construction. Is downtown so you are very close to the government of...  more »
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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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