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Address: Plaza San Francisco at Avenida Mariscal Santa Cruz, La Paz, Bolivia
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This centuries-old church combines Spanish and native building styles.

This centuries-old church combines Spanish and native building styles.

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Loved the structure

Cool place to visit, I must for all those visiting La Paz. Here you will see the San Francisco Church, loved the architecture of this church with Mestizo and Baroque influences.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cool place to visit, I must for all those visiting La Paz. Here you will see the San Francisco Church, loved the architecture of this church with Mestizo and Baroque influences.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A busy square where everyone collects. Watch your valuables. Church is old and great to take photos of.

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La Paz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You won't believe there is a place hidden in the middle of such trafic noise. San Francisco Church and Museum is worth to visit. There are guided tours and is cheap. You can visit the church and museum just in 30 minutes and climb until the bell tower to enjoy a beautifull landscape.

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La Paz, Bolivia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Paz' oldest church and convent, if I'm not mistaken. Beautiful mestizo decorations on the front and the altar. Also have a look at the museum and the rooftop walk is not to be missed.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Don't miss this attraction. Take your time in the church. The inside of the church might be frightening to young children. My son did find the decorations scary but this is a must see in La Paz.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic example of baroque in America. The altares and pulpits are beautiful! You should not miss this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

It is a gorgeous Church, the architecture and design is very intriguing and appeals to all. The only thing is that on week days they open at 4;00PM, but other than than, well worth it

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La Paz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

The best way to see the church is taking the museum tour. The church is more than just a church it's a convent. In old times it used to be a larger convent to which lay people where not allowed.. Now you can see parts of it. The climb to the roof is worth it! Enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

For 20Bs you get a guided tour in either English or Spanish, this lasts approx 45 mins so good for teenagers with a short attention span! You get to see around the monastery and the highlight (literally) would be the view from the church rooftop overlooking the city. The access to the roof is steep and through a narrow staircase.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Besides the church, the huge space in front is a central gathering for many events in the city. In fact, the entire time we stayed here, every night there was a band playing and the plaza is so crowded. Back to the church, it is located in the Sagarnaga area. The groundbreaking began in 1743 and opened in 1758. The... More 

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