I have travelled to many countries and seen quite a few churches and museums. Unfortunately this one did not stand out for me. It was just too dark everywhere. I understand that light and such have a big effect on paintings but this was just taking it to its extreme. The paintings in all the rooms were unlit and that made it very difficult to see any detail or colour. Therefore I lost my attention quite quickly. Especially the room with about 60 paintings of Saint Francisco was a horrible experience. The room walls were completely filled with paintings which made it very hard to focus on looking at one at the time. It looked messy and very chaotic. The paintings in itself had potential and might have been very interesting if they were given their proper space (and lighting).
There was a small exhibition about Gabriella Mistral the nobel literature prize winner which was quite interesting (and well lit!)
The part I loved the most was the garden, it was very serene and you felt as if you were not alongside the busiest street of Santiago. A lot of different trees/plants and a few birds (peacocks etc) In the middle of the garden is a little pond with a turtle and some fishes. It was really nice to sit on one of the benches and reflect upon my trip to Santiago so far. If it wasn't for the big office building that was visible I would have not believed I was in a big city.
museum, wouldn't dream of recommending to anyone without an absolution passion for church museums.
Garden, well that was just beautiful but so are the parks in the rest of Santiago
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