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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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Nice church!

It's quite a beautiful church! I was lucky enough to be there during "Semana Santa". So there was plenty of activities outside the church. This also meant learning about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Joselyn G
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I'd say it's just another church. I was there when the pope visited and the area was quite animated. I prefered the plaza in front of the church to the church itself. This area of La Paz is quite touristical, but It's nice.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It's quite a beautiful church! I was lucky enough to be there during "Semana Santa". So there was plenty of activities outside the church. This also meant learning about the history regarding the church without taking the tour. I didn't take the tour this time I visited but I do remember it was pretty interesting. I also met people who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

San Francisco church is located at the end of Sagnagara, a main tourist shopping street. And is beautiful inside. Much more ornate than the main cathedral a few blocks away. Take time to come in to see the sanctuaries and main alter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I typically get saddened by visiting churches of the conquering society, but in this case, this cathedral was fascinating to me. Pay attention to the foundation of the church, and the small ways that the Bolivian artisans worked in their own aesthetic and expression into the workmanship of the church's designs and style.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice, but I didn't think it was that special or that it stood out from other churches. Still, the area around it is extremely lively - there are tour agencies, a market, accommodation, etc. that make it a good place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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