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Address: Plaza San Francisco at Avenida Mariscal Santa Cruz, La Paz, Bolivia
Description: This centuries-old church combines Spanish and native building styles.
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$36*
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Private Tour: La Paz City Sightseeing and Moon Valley

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Good, relaxing place

It is a very good place/ historic site to visit. It is right at the historic central part of La Paz. We love visiting historic sites and this one was very good and we really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

It is a very good place/ historic site to visit. It is right at the historic central part of La Paz. We love visiting historic sites and this one was very good and we really enjoyed visiting the whole of La Paz city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We have visited a lot if chr he's and whilst it does get a little repetitive, this one is pretty good. We got the free tour with our entry (but slipped a small tip to our guide) and we felt this was a nice way to learn about some if the history, and also be taken up the bell tower.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Basílica de San Francisco and its adjoining museum are a gift to the traveler. One can climb to the belfry and enjoy a brilliant view of downtown La Paz. Mass service is also a very rewarding experience for catholic people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Overall the church is nice and is located in a nice plaza, but it isn't spectacular. HOWEVER, the tour made it much more interesting. I thought it was a bit on the pricier side (bolivia standards) for a tour but it is guided (english or spanish) and lasts about 45 minutes. It is very much worth it as you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Building is impressive, typical is churches in South America. Is visited by tourists and locals . At the entrance there is always something going on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great stop for a bit of history and chance to walk in the catacombs and see bones of monks in the past.

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Valencia, Venezuela
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It is a nice old church in a cute area. The square is always full of people and the neighborhood around it is nice to explore.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Beautiful old church in a great part of the city. In all honestly we weren't the right people to appreciate a historic church, but it is impressive and worth a stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

That's a beautiful church right in the middle of La Paz! Close to the most famous streets. It is beautiful also inside. During the day, the square in the front is always crowded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

amazing colonial old church in the center of la paz.our hotel was located very close to this church so we have had the chance to see it at different times of the day. quaint spot

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Address: Address: Plaza San Francisco at Avenida Mariscal Santa Cruz, La Paz, Bolivia
Location: South America  >  Bolivia  >  La Paz Department  >  La Paz

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