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Attractive church with a sad history

This church site was once huge. This is all that remains of it and the main facade is walled in... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2019
London, United Kingdom
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Hidden gem right under your nose

Beautiful 800 year old churc of baroque architecture. Set back from main pedestrian walk to zocalo... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2019
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This ornate church is home to a school to educate the native children.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Calle Francisco i. Madero 7, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Cuauhtemoc District
52 5 5217331
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Reviewed August 26, 2019 via mobile

This is one of the first churches in Mexico and the continent. It was built by the Franciscans and the gardens were huge, the Alameda park was part of the monastery. The facade is beautiful and the altars are also amazing. The altarpiece is covered...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Marisa P
Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

Templo de San Francisco is a Franciscan monastery that has an impressive doorway but otherwise an underwhelming interior other than the murals in the main chapel. It is on Madero Street, making it a convenient stop if walking along.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

This church site was once huge. This is all that remains of it and the main facade is walled in. Remnants of chapels can be seen in surrounding streets and much was pulled down in the anticlerical period. We were unable to visit the old...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

Beautiful 800 year old churc of baroque architecture. Set back from main pedestrian walk to zocalo. Very nice art perhaps from Spanish masters.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rowland45
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Smack in the middle of Centro Historico is this beautiful baroque beauty whose gorgeous entrance belies an even more wonderful interior. Immediately on the right of the entrance is an altar to the Virgin of Guadalupe before the entrance to the main church, which like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TingCO
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Situated in the centre this church is a good example of baroque architecture. Very nice gate at the entrance of complex.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ElenaP2205
Reviewed April 17, 2018

This church is amazing and right in the middle of everything going on near Centro Historico. If you're visiting Palacio de Bellas Artes, Torre Latino, or any of the nearby attractions, then you must stop by and visit this church!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

Along Francisco I Madero Rd is a majestic, aged church whose interior beauty is hidden from the public. Would strongly suggest a brief visit to see the interior and observe the devout patrons inside.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

First thing I noticed when I saw Iglesia de San Francisco was that it was slanted. Traveling around Europe this is pretty typical for older buildings. You can find interesting historical facts on this church online. Apparently there have been a few other churches built...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank BZimm08
Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

These church was very beautiful outside and inside specially because it has a lot of images that are Jesus Christ images, we spend about 20 minutes here because they didn’t have a mass but we took good pictures and it was really quiet and enjoyable.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank bryanmantezoni
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Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to
admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit
the wide variety of markets and plazas where any
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