Iglesia San Francisco, Montevideo

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The Parish Church of St. Francis of Assisi (Parroquia San Francisco de Asís) is a Roman Catholic parish church in Montevideo, Uruguay.OverviewDedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, the church was originally established 2 December 1840.Located at the intersection of the streets Cerrito and Solís of the Ciudad Vieja, it was built in the 19th century in Neo-Romanesque style by French-Uruguayan architect Victor Rabu, who was inspired by the basilica of St. Sernin, Toulouse; the building was completed in 1870.Bibliography Guía Arquitectónica y Urbanística de Montevideo. 3rd edition. Intendencia Municipal de Montevideo, 2008, ISBN 978-9974-600-26-3, pages 50, 132.
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  • More recent than the Basilica, this building dates from the late 19th century. As well as other, has three naves but with a little less refinement. The images that inhabit your interior are beautiful but how do you spend plus restoration, the general appearance of the building is short of what one would expect considering your exterior, which seems to have already been retrieved. There is a crypt, "del Señor de La Patience" that I can't tell if under current conditions is open to visitation. As historical monument always worth a visit.
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  • Church inaugurated in the year 1870, maintains the characteristic of the Franciscan order which is characterized by simplicity, your structure. Internally, lies in reforms, which hindered our observation of details, but is was to observe the oldest organ in the country. Worth the visit because the Church was declared a national historic monument, even in works. Recommend
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  • This church is the oldest in Montevideo. They have repaired it recently. It is worth visiting it. It is very close to the port and in the middle of the old town.
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  • Three building needs repair but they say there is a nice crypt room
  • Nice piece of history
  • Cute place. Open to the public. Large presence of moisture but is currently in restoration.
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  • Beautiful architecture
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  • Historical place... Visit the catacombs
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