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Iglesia de San Francisco, Popayan
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The Late Baroque Neogranadino style of Iglesia de San Francisco makes it among the most important religious sites in Colombia. As you examine the exterior, look for the carved stone images of the Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception. The bell tower features one of the largest gold and bronze bells in the Americas. Go inside to see a large central nave with two aisles; don't miss the pulpit, where white walls flank a tall golden altar stretching to the ceiling. The church still holds regular services. To visit Iglesia de San Francisco and get the most from your holiday in Popayan, create itinerary details personal to you using our Popayan vacation route planner.
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  • Very beautiful church. A magnificent façade, the Interior revealing treasures of sacred art. Visit.
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  • Churches like this one, are a testament to the power of the Church from conquest and colony. Today, they are the legacy of a past and sample of the tenacity of those who built it
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  • I did a day trip to Popayan from Cali, Columbia to visit the churches and museum located at the historic center. After asking for directions, I finally located it, only to find out that it was closed ...  more »
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  • Truly beautiful. All the churches in Popayan are captivating
  • Historical place.
  • It is a church very unmistakeably, besides being one of the most ancient, has many memories and memories of our ancestors.
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  • The Church ⛪ is more linda Popayan, and one of the oldest in Colombia.
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  • Beautiful
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