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Iglesia de San Francisco

Plaza San Francisco at Avenida Mariscal Santa Cruz, La Paz, Bolivia
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This centuries-old church combines Spanish and native building styles.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old church” (12 reviews)
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Plaza San Francisco at Avenida Mariscal Santa Cruz, La Paz, Bolivia
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"bell tower"
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"beautiful church"
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"old church"
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"gold leaf"
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"english guide"
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"guided tour"
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"entry fee"
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"calle sagarnaga"
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"altar"
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"baroque"
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"museum"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you visit a foreign city, particularly like somewhere in Central or South America, there are a certain number of buildings to see - palaces, government buildings, cathedrals, etc. This is one of those in La Paz. St Francis seems to be a popular saint...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Although you don't get to stand in the actual sanctuary, you do see a lot of the church and the surrounding buildings. Don't miss a visit to the bell tower and roof, if you don't mind narrow passageways.

Thank Chuck E
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

The truth is difficult to contemplate in its entirety. The structure is made of stone and its history is worth remembering. If you are wearing a hat

Thank dennis g
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Entry ticket included a guide, however you might get a uni student whose English is not very fluent. Interesting history of the cathedral and Franciscan monks. Worth climbing up the steep narrow staircase to the bell towers that offers nice view of surrounding and interesting...More

Thank Isabelle08_11
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

My husband and I visited the museum attached to the church as our first stop in La Paz. I can't remember the cost, but I know it was low. The rooms in the convent contained paintings and historical information (all in Spanish). There was no...More

Thank wherelolawent
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

well worth a stroll through to see the beautiful main and side altars. Was reverent and respectful as Mass was being celebrated. Obviously not as opulent as the churches and cathedrals in Europe.

Thank paul m
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We've taken an English tour of the church. The lady is an extremely experienced one who can manage to show us all important features of the church in a 40 minutes tour. However, the tour is a bit too short and we think it should...More

Thank Yung h
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

The museum offers many rooms with detailed explanations of the history of the building & the Spanish influence in La Paz.

Thank mjmbkk
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

An artistic and architectural jewel. Incredible structure in the city. Good memories in adjacent stores.

Thank Raul C
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Is one of the the principal churches in lapaz and a really enjoyed the place the museum is great! With guides, nice place to go for small history.

Thank Roberth_BoB
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