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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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The museum and the church are definitely worth a visit. The church is not accesible at all times of the day but if it's open it's worth a visit to see the beautiful altar and have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
CoHel2013
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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The english guide on the museum.. Oh dear lord! Well, he didn't speak good English, I didn't mind that but he was so scared and embarrassed about that so he practically ran the place through and on the way just pointed up the objects and said a few words about them. The "tour" lasted around 10 mins, even though of... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum and the church are definitely worth a visit. The church is not accesible at all times of the day but if it's open it's worth a visit to see the beautiful altar and have a look at the crypts.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located at the crossing of Sagarnaga and Murillo streets, in the back of the plaza with the same name, Iglesia de San Francisco is perhaps the oldest in the country. Construction started in 1548, before the founding of the city of La Paz, it then collapsed in 1612 and built again in 1753. The frontage of the church is a... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the visit. It's a beautiful church measuring up to those in Europe. The detailing on both the interior and exterior is incredible

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Make your way here and then head off up the many laneways and explore the old City . The Church has lots of activity outside as well as the usual views inside

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The architrcture is a combination of european and indiginous...so it is a beautiful unique church...no doubt But whats more excited are activities at the front...such as chess tables and street concert

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

One of the Most Important buildings in La Paz and a unique architecture and facade-decoration! Note the floral motives and the inca-faces there! And never forget to say a prayer for the Peoples of Bolivia!

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Cancun, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This is a historic church built upon the peace between the rich spaniards and mestizos and the poor indigens The church is nice and classical; however it has been partially restored and in the process some of the charm went away to be replaced by glitterness

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is a really lovely church in the middle of crazy and busy La Paz - worth a visit even if you're not catholic or religious.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The monastery is interesting to visit and there is a nice view from the roof and bell towers. The guided tour provided only basic information and was only in Spanish though they do have alternate tours in English. The information delivered was pretty basic though, and provided no information at all on a temporary exhibit they has on the Emperors... More 

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