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“Not spectaular”

Church of San Francisco
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Ranked #7 of 93 things to do in Antigua
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Owner description: One of many ruined churches in the city, this multi-domed church is often visited by pilgrims seeking answers to their prayers from Friar Hermano Pedro, the beatified 17th-century monk buried inside.
Reviewed March 6, 2014

It wasnt expensive to get into the museum - just as well. There wasn't much to interest us which is strange coz we usually find something to get excited about. The collection of 'apparatus' that had been donated to the museum following a miracle seemed a bit bizarre but did demonstrate that people who believe and pray do get their prayers answered by God

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Please remember to take your camera when you tour this still very active church among the ruins. It was one of many churches in Antigua destroyed during the earthquake of 1773. Such a fascinating place to explore! Also take some time before you go to familiarize yourself with the history of Santo Hermano Pedro, known as Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur, who was beatified in 1980 and canonized in 2002. His body is also enshrined at this site. His tomb is visited yearly by thousands of pilgrims who leave very touching letters and gifts to beg for favours and miracles.

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Church of San Francisco is particularly interesting in that it's still an operational church - while we were there, local women were inside worshiping and singing. It really brought the place to life and was a whole other type of experience.

The grounds and structure are incredible and a photographer's dream, set against the volcano Agua. We enjoyed the panoramic views from the rooftop and found the admission price well worth it.

Thank Miranda M
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

The façade suggest a grand cathedral but all I can remember on the inside is the intensity of the state of ruin. There was an earth quake that did some of this destruction years ago. The original cathedral parts are there here and there and the it was once very large.

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

Take your time and do a little reading ahead of time. Some good shots of the volcanoes from the ruins attached to the church. Tomb of St. Joseph Betancur who was given sainthood in 2002 is here. Within walking distance of many other interesting sites.

Thank explorer1950
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