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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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  • 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 »
  • This was my favorite of the several churches we went into. It's nicely decorated inside and the facade is interesting. Nice little plaza in front.  more »
  • The church is generally open during prayer time. It is a nice colonial church with a rather decorated east side. Worth a visit.  more »
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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.
  • 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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  • Beautiful architecture, great but perhaps striking more mummies in Holy week
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