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Iglesia San Francisco, Cali

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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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  • The Church of San Francisco is in all the center of the city, facing the Interior of the Valley. It has a square that bears the name of San Francisco every year in this church is made the blessing ceremony to animals has a big turnout. After the Church by making is part is the monastery that bears the name of the Church! Is all an Apple, to the two blocks is the Cathedral and the Park Cayzedo. They are very emblematic sites of the city of Cali.
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  • visit almost mandatory, not is can stop of visit, all the complex in this square is interesting
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  • Not only the Church but the square next to it include a great place to hang out in the company of the locals, take a delicious typical dessert as a cholao and learn a little more about the local culture. It is preferable to visit him at times of the day.
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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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