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Church of San Francisco, Antigua

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#3 of 40 in Historic Sites in Guatemala
Ruin Religious Site
Visit the Church of San Francisco, where lies the tomb of Central America’s first canonized saint, Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur. He was known for founding the Hospital of Belen and the miracles he performed; the site brings thousands of pilgrims to this church each year. The church was severely destroyed by earthquakes throughout the 1700s and not rebuilt until the 1960s. Its Spanish-American baroque facade has sixteen vaulted niches and twisted solomonic columns. Various areas, including the bell and clock towers, remain in partial ruin. Admire the main altar and the paintings of saints throughout the church. Make Church of San Francisco part of your personalized Antigua itinerary using our Antigua travel itinerary planner.
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  • If you are looking to learn about Antiqua Guatemalan history and see 15th Century ruins this place is a must. The sites of the Monastery ruins are spectacular. It takes about 2 hours to tour and you w...  more »
  • We did not go in this church but I love the facade. There is also a small handicrafts market within the grounds  more »
  • One of religious temples Catholics dating back to centuries ago, with carved sculptures in wood, that impress one as a visitor, the devotion with which people visit the place to carry out your requests to the creator, a mixture between Spaniards and the indigenous people of our beautiful country, looks where customs and traditions are concerned, is charmed by the place , here begin the steps of the via crucis that Christ suffers in beautiful paintings. Outside it has small shops with souvenirs to take a memory of my dear old
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  • Great place to explore and walk the grounds of an old church and ruins. There is a small entrance fee, but it is not too expensive and well worth the price.
  • Excellent church complex, near the museum and the ruins after which you can walk.
  • Absolutely worth visiting. Pilgrimage for locals, as the tomb of Hno Pedro is located here. Restored last century. When in ruins, served as a backdrop to a Tarzan movie produced by Hollywood.
  • If I were to suggest a Church to visit in Antigua this is a must see on your Bucket List. Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur (Santo Hermano Pedro) is how the church was named. for the Saint. The church is Massive on some damage from Earth Quakes and time. Ass Wednesday is a must visit time in the Church, no matter your religious interests the event is amazing. Outside of the Church are what is called The Stations of The Cross which is a pleasant walk to Santa Ana for the final station. My top Church in Antigua.
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