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This centuries-old church combines Spanish and native building styles.
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Plaza San Francisco at Avenida Mariscal Santa Cruz, La Paz, Bolivia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

nice museum and nice church visit. you can see the internal garden, some colonial paints and the roof of the church. very interesting the view of the church from the chorus. the tour is only in Spanish.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lpx99nl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five days in and around town. We did not have time to get into the church and / or the museum. We only saw the church from outside and all of its sculptures indigenous and not so sacred, we loved it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Elias_Rovielo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is situated at the San Francisco Square, which is usually full of people, so be careful. The church itself is worth a visit, although it is quite lugubrious inside.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Now we avoid this square. Crowded, filthy, hard to walk on sidewalks because of the many vendor, and pick pockets. The food and stuff being sold is disgustingly dirty. Garbage is simply tossed on the street.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 4connieh
Reviewed February 10, 2019

Another one of those ridiculous relics of the spanish invasion and suppression of a strong group of cultures. That aside, the building isamarelof constructin and architectural skills and definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Footsac
Reviewed February 10, 2019

Went here as part of an organised full day tour with Transturin. Beautiful Spanish style church in the middle of a very busy part of town. Lots of beautiful paintings inside. Worth a visit if in La Paz

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Boho1979
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

It was a good place for some history about Bolivia and the construction of the most beautiful Church that I visited in Bolivia. The best part it's to feel the cold air around the back. The sad part is that we couldn't took some pictures...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Charlottehola77
Reviewed January 17, 2019

There is no charge just walk in. The church is extremely ornate with golden altars and paintings and statuary everywhere. It is a basilica and is, I believe, the oldest church in La Paz dating back to the middle of the 16th centuries. Founded by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

The entrance fee is 15bs with a private guided tour (mandatory). The guide we had didn’t speak good enough English for us to understand the places and keep rushing us to the next spot. The museum and the church has quite a few different rooms...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 255annien
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

Really nice place. We paid 15bs and the guide was included. We got a lot of informations and felt comfortable with our authentic and nice guide.

Date of experience: December 2018
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