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Church of San Francisco, Antigua

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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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  • Value view once visited takes 15-20 minutes walk from the city centre, but there it is. So many shops around the church a friendly clerk felt the Latino community. Prayer several times a day, so I don't know words are impressive. Depending on the time in church decoration is beautiful.
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  • A beautiful church worthy of visit, one can be lost among its ruins and back in time, the entry is economic 8 Q. It is worth to know its history.
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  • Next to the church there is a small market with handicrafts stalls. As Antonio and Mayra has the best prices on all old (is the second after the food sales jobs). They can get jewelry, table centerpieces and typical clothes and very good quality at prices far below what is typically found in other places. Next to the church there is a very assorted religious goods store. The Church is beautiful and deserves to be visited. 100% recommended!
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nice place especially around sunset you can get nice pics.
  • Beautiful
  • Awesome place!