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St Francis Church and School

Conveniently the street has the same name as the church! :) This is a lovely local church, fully in... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2018
Wilton, California
nice Catholic Church in Old San Juan

My wife and I visited this church last Saturday. As we approached, we saw a large group of... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2018
Sarasota, Florida
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301 Calle de San Francisco, San Juan 00901-1722, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

Conveniently the street has the same name as the church! :) This is a lovely local church, fully in use on the daily. The crypt downstairs is part of the original church on this site, which was constructed in 1756. St Francis is a hero...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 3 December 2018

My wife and I visited this church last Saturday. As we approached, we saw a large group of parishioners serving food and used clothing to the local poor. The church opened to visitors starting at 10 a.m.. The Spanish name for this church is Parroquia...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

This is not the original church built on this site. It was renovated and there are interesting modern touches. You will find the earliest example of stained glass done in Puerto Rico. The crypt is at the entrance as the original church from the 1600’s...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 12 December 2016

My wife and I stopped here during our walk though the Old Town of San Juan. This is a delightful old Franciscan Chapel that dates back to 1756. The exterior appears plain, but the interior is beautiful. It is certainly a MUST SEE place if...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Seabee-Officer-11
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of getting to see this magnificent chapel from 1756. The alter is beautiful and the wood carvings and statues amazing. Also do not forget to go to the lower flops to see some of the old tombs beneath the chapel.

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank bunny320
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

A nice beautiful Church in central Old San Juan. Lost to see. And some history to about the religious orders here on the island.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I have been traveling to Puerto Rico my whole life and for some reason have never noticed this beautiful little chapel. My husband and I found it on this trip and are so glad we did. It is absolutely gorgeous inside and very spiritual. There...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank love2traveltogether
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Iglesia San Francisco third oldest church in San Juan rebuilt in 1770. Wow rebuilt in 1770-still a functioning church. Simple yet so beautiful. You can walk into the Catacombs beneath the church by going down a short set of stairs.

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Jim R
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Very pretty church with lots of things to investigate. The basement of the church is full of tombs and the door is open sometimes so you can view.

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank alternativeavenue
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Even though we didn't speak the same language I still managed two purchase a St. Francis & a Virgin Mary Rosary. The Priest at the Parish was kind enough to Bless them for me. They made wonderful gifts for some very important family members back...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Hickster60
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