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Iglesia de San Francisco

Plaza San Francisco at Avenida Mariscal Santa Cruz, La Paz, Bolivia
+591 2 2318472
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This centuries-old church combines Spanish and native building styles.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bell tower” (30 reviews)
“old church” (12 reviews)
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Plaza San Francisco at Avenida Mariscal Santa Cruz, La Paz, Bolivia
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"bell tower"
in 30 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 15 reviews
"old church"
in 12 reviews
"gold leaf"
in 4 reviews
"english guide"
in 4 reviews
"guided tour"
in 7 reviews
"entry fee"
in 4 reviews
"calle sagarnaga"
in 4 reviews
"south america"
in 4 reviews
"altar"
in 13 reviews
"paintings"
in 16 reviews
"baroque"
in 8 reviews
"museum"
in 43 reviews
"mass"
in 12 reviews
"cloisters"
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"facade"
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"worship"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture of this church is very interesting in that it combined religious Catholic statues alongside indigenous symbols. For a small charge you can walk up to the top of the bell tower for a great view of the city.

Thank seetheworld2014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the starting point of our walking tour. The outside is more impressive than the interior. 10 mins inside was more than enough time to look round.

Thank HappyGilmore1969
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and interesting for a short visit. Not so different from many other churches nd cathedrals in South America. Visit if within walking distance or a short cab ride, but not worth a long trip just to visit this place.

Thank Adrian G
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

Interesting church to have a look at. It is useful to get a guide to help you understand and appreciate some of the intricacies and stories behind the building, as well as how the religious developed. Follow my #30somethinggapyear on Instagram @DatLoongJourney.

Thank DatLoongJourney
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

When you visit a foreign city, particularly like somewhere in Central or South America, there are a certain number of buildings to see - palaces, government buildings, cathedrals, etc. This is one of those in La Paz. St Francis seems to be a popular saint...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

Although you don't get to stand in the actual sanctuary, you do see a lot of the church and the surrounding buildings. Don't miss a visit to the bell tower and roof, if you don't mind narrow passageways.

Thank Chuck E
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

The truth is difficult to contemplate in its entirety. The structure is made of stone and its history is worth remembering. If you are wearing a hat

Thank dennis g
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Entry ticket included a guide, however you might get a uni student whose English is not very fluent. Interesting history of the cathedral and Franciscan monks. Worth climbing up the steep narrow staircase to the bell towers that offers nice view of surrounding and interesting...More

Thank Isabelle08_11
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

My husband and I visited the museum attached to the church as our first stop in La Paz. I can't remember the cost, but I know it was low. The rooms in the convent contained paintings and historical information (all in Spanish). There was no...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

well worth a stroll through to see the beautiful main and side altars. Was reverent and respectful as Mass was being celebrated. Obviously not as opulent as the churches and cathedrals in Europe.

Thank paul m
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