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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Church of San Francisco and many more Antigua attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Antigua tour itinerary app .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Next to the Church entrance, you can visit archaeological ruins! Admission was 7 Quetzal! Worth seeing in addition to widely in there!
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  • October 1, 2017
    All the churches except some have the similar façade worth knowing. And a charming town.
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  • September 23, 2017
    We enjoyed wondering through the small market before entering this church. The church itself it very imposing and is still used for services. Whilst we walked around there was a choir practise happeni...  more »
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  • January 25, 2017
    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.
  • January 5, 2017
    Excellent church complex, near the museum and the ruins after which you can walk.
  • July 23, 2016
    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.
  • October 27, 2016
    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.
  • April 1, 2017
    the´re not bad places in guatemala

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