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Iglesia de San Francisco, Popayan

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Church Tourist Spot
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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  • important to discover the rich heritage of the magnificent White City through history
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  • Very beautiful church, beautiful decorations in wood inside. In front is a nice square where you can meet at night for a bite to eat
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  • Old church at the foot of the Universidad del Cauca, is a treasure trove for the old and preserved, beautiful starts from its main entrance portico
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  • Awesome place in the night to get the party goin' under the stars
  • Truly beautiful. All the churches in Popayan are captivating
  • Historical place.
  • The day that I visited this church, were going to celebrate a marriage, and the truth, it looked too pretty
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  • now called San magno sanctuary or known by the locals as Church of San francisco is one of the most beautiful churches of Popayán, containing her relics of San Magno and possessing one of the pulpit best decorated of Colombia.
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