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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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Private Tour
$36*
and up
Private Tour: La Paz City Sightseeing and Moon Valley

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Beautiful church

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Valencia, Venezuela
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Cesena, Italy
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1,744 helpful votes 1,744 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is an very impressing place to see, with art and artifacts all over its almost required to visit this place more than once. I had a great time for hours walking around this huge place which is open to public from the church floor to the spire with the bells. Especially one of the bells there is worth seeing... More 

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Cochabamba, Bolivia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Its free...its beautifull ....its....huge...images....it takes you back in time as soon as you get in....not sure if you can take pictures I guess you can....only at the museums you are not allowed to take pictures...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

when I get there, a lot of policeman are getting ready for the carnival on the ground in front of the iglesia. it was crazy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful facade and plaza outside The inside nothing spectacular and no fotos inside. Lots of souvenir shops in the side street but nothing notable.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This church is close to the witch market which is an area packed with attractions. The crurch itself is old and the interior is very well preserved. The outside is really intricate and just looking at the entrance is a treat.

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Orlando, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The San Francisco church as it stands today is built on the site of an earlier one which was destroyed during a massive snowstorm that collapsed the building. The tour includes access to the bell tower. English speaking guides are available, though they are provided gratis tips are always appreciated.

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