Explore the craftsmanship and artistry that went into the creation of a Catholic church at Iglesia de San Francisco. The original church of this establishment was actually completed in 1581, but the structure collapsed in the 17th century due to snowfall. The edifice you see today is the second church, built in the 18th century, with part of its convent used as a museum. From outside, view the Mestizo-Baroque stonework. Take a tour of the inside to see areas not normally open to the public, such as the belfry and the painting collection in the museum. Even without a tour, step inside to view the art originating from locals and the Spanish colonizers. Make Iglesia de San Francisco a part of your La Paz vacation plans using our La Paz trip app.
Iglesia de San Francisco reviews
This is a beautiful church both exterior and interior. The tour of the Bell Tower was good as it offers views of the streets below. But the steps could be quite steep so have to be careful. more »
I'm not a big church-goer; more of an art and history buff. But I did enjoy my visit to this chuch and the grounds within. My volunteer(?) guide really helped the appreciation of the building and... more »
Liked for it's history and architecture. Good place to have a mini tour and know about history of this.
Old Catholic church with local traditional designs too (look say the facade carefully). It is free to enter. Was started to be open from 1600 to 2100 hours. No photos allowed. There is a lot of gilt used in the chapels and behind the altar.
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