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Church of Sant Francesc Xavier, Formentera

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See Church of Sant Francesc Xavier, the most important church in Formentera. Originally it was constructed 1726, and built as a fortress to protect the island from constant pirate attacks. The church sits in the village of Saint Francis Xavier, located in the center of the island and just three kilometres from the port of La Savina. All the village’s buildings feature a clean white exterior, and the church is no exception. The church holds an ancient baptismal font, which dates back to the 5th century and originates from a Vandal monastery. A square surrounds the church with restaurants, cafés and gift shops. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Formentera holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Church of Sant Francesc Xavier and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Nothing earth-shattering, but I think a visit is definitely to do during your stay. Very simple and light.
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  • It is the Church that is located in the square in the center of Sant Francesc Xavier. To her they are around bars, restaurant, shops, stores textiles, souvenirs, etc. It is a very tourism-oriented city. The Church is from the year 1726, when the previous Church of Sa Tanca Vella, had made small by the growth of the population. They built this church fortified in order to save the people if necessary from the constant attacks that they received. Very flat façade and unique, with the white color typical of the island.
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  • This Carmelite parish church w/ whitewashed façade & clock tower was built between 1726-38 and is situated in the heart Sant Francesc, the capital of the small island of Formentera. It was constructed...  more »