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Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis

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Flitz8-A foodie travels wrote a review Dec 2020
Athens, Greece2,548 contributions238 helpful votes
The simplicity and stained glass make it pretty to visit when you in Casco Viejo area, it's just opposite from Plaza Boliviar
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Myo M wrote a review Aug 2020
Coquitlam, Canada19,982 contributions689 helpful votes
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Nice-looking from outside although with "only one" tower and not two as usually seen at a church (but one with quite a bit of height and where inside its top part is also like a lovely spiral staircase), it was also an enjoyable visit (although just a fairly brief one) inside where on either side of the altar at the far end is a statue of Jesus & that of Saint Francis of Assisi and where there's also a brief biography of him (one who was born into wealth but who chose to accept the "social stigmata" for the life of helping the less fortunate). And although overall a "non-elaborate" interior, the lengths on the two sides are "not entirely bare" either (with some colorful statues on the small pedestals & such, but just not full-sized shrines & secondary altars as you might expect to see alongside the lengths of a cathedral). And yes, there's one thing about this church that I was quite grateful for which is an "air-conditioned interior" (making this place kind of an "ideal rest stop" during your walk around this "old town" area). So yes, as one stop during the tour of the "old town" Casco Viejo (for which I would say "a whole day" is what's needed), be sure to also see at a close-up the "elaborate monument" for Simon Bolivar not only with his statue but also with some engraved scenes around its base & also a sculpture of a big bird like an eagle at the top of the monument (at the center of the small plaza in front of this church). And nearby which is actually just a very short walk from here (to the left & left again after coming out of this church) is an area at the edge of the water which I assume is like a bay or such as part of the sea (better sea views from some other parts of the city though); and also at just about a 5-minute walk from this church (in the opposite direction from that to the water's edge) is the city's "main cathedral" Catedral Metropolitana with just a "pretty awesome" front face comprising 13 statues which are those of the all 12 Apostles of Christ & that of the Virgin above them.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Les L wrote a review Mar 2020
Punta Gorda, Florida16,249 contributions365 helpful votes
Historic churches tell so much about a place. They reflect a point in time like other architecture and provide a context to the area around it. Well worth a visit along with Plaza Bolivar out front.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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CharlieinTexas wrote a review Feb 2020
Austin, Texas3,564 contributions334 helpful votes
Beautiful old/historic church. Part of the Casco Viejo experience. Great windows and interior. Simple really, but serene and worthwhile.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Afoodie65 wrote a review Feb 2020
Cold Spring, New York1,175 contributions175 helpful votes
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While taking a walking tour of Panama City with a group of Road Scholar travelers, we came upon this church which was not on the list of places to visit; however, since most of insisted that we visit, we did take a few minutes to look inside. I'm guessing that a wedding was upcoming since so many live flowers were present around the altar. Interesting things to view inside.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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