Iglesia de San Francisco, La Paz

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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 .
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  • This church, later called a small basilica was first built in 1581, damaged by 1612 and rebuilt by 1753 to be the impressive edifice that it is today. The founder of the church, Francisco de los Angel...  more »
  • San Francisco is a temple located in the center of La Paz, before starting El Prado of that city; temple of beautiful architecture, striking that invites you to know its interior; around it various activities throughout the day, quite trade, markets and traffic that at certain hours becomes unbearable. Compulsory visit in the city of La Paz.
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  • An old Spanish church that was made into a museum. You can take a guided tour for 20 bolivianos. They were very accomadating when I told them I only speak English. Luis was my guide and he did a good job trying his best to explain everything to me. The garden and courtyard inside is beautiful. You could also get a nice view on the top.
  • Great church located in crowded place. Looks Magnificent.
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