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Church of San Francisco

7 Calle Oriente and 1 Av. Sur, Antigua, Guatemala
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Ranked #11 of 34 Attractions in Antigua
Type: Religious Sites, Ancient Ruins
Owner description: One of many ruined churches in the city, this multi-domed church is often visited by pilgrims seeking answers to their prayers from Friar Hermano... more » Owner description: One of many ruined churches in the city, this multi-domed church is often visited by pilgrims seeking answers to their prayers from Friar Hermano Pedro, the beatified 17th-century monk buried inside. « less
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Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were in the city on a Sunday, and happened to enter the church to visit, but were delighted by the singing that preceded the ensuing mass. We are not Catholic, but found the environment quite worshipful and refreshing. Artwork is amazing in its scale.

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jef-ind
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175 reviews 175 reviews
38 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

After touring several ruins of churches, it was nice to encounter a living, thriving church filled with people on a Saturday afternoon. The church is beautiful both inside and out and has elements that date to the 16th century. The burial place of a local saint adds a lot. There is a lot of beautiful religious art here, worth lingering... More

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very impressive church (although respectful dress code is strictly observed) with ruins next door, also a great little museum documenting the good works of San Pedro in treating the poor of Antigua throughout the ages, signs in Spanish and English.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Lots of atmospher here. Lots of trinket sales outside. Appears to be the largest old cathedral location in Antigua and is worth seeing.

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9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The church is very well conserved, and it is very nice inside even if you are not a catholic. It is got a market in the atrium, and some little attractions in there as well. but the best of all is the convent, next to the church, there is a museum, and the ruins are magic and so peaceful.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I didn't make it past the door after seeing a sign saying no shorts/vest tops which is what I was wearing, and didn't wish to offend! However, it looked very interesting from outside and fantastic to hear people singing from inside.

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Atlanta
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is kinda on the edge of town, but is a very beautiful and functional church. There was a local market inside the parking area with very friendly locals. They did not seam to be as pushy as the markets in town, however there were less tourists here.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I am not sure if there was a cover charge but I never paid one? ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL huge ruins that are about a good city block if not more. A definite must

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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150 reviews 150 reviews
38 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I thought this was a breathtaking site to experience but my impression was tainted by the pushy faux museum dosens at the front entrance who start by physically taking your money and handing it to the true cashier (as if for some service they are offering). They offer you English or Spanish speaking guide to walk with you, never once... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

It wasnt expensive to get into the museum - just as well. There wasn't much to interest us which is strange coz we usually find something to get excited about. The collection of 'apparatus' that had been donated to the museum following a miracle seemed a bit bizarre but did demonstrate that people who believe and pray do get their... More

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