Iglesia de San Francisco
Iglesia de San Francisco
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This centuries-old church combines Spanish and native building styles.
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NamasteHello
Harrogate, UK1,819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
A little difficult to walk round as I was there when there was a service on. Pars of the Cathedral are highly decorative and rather baroque in style. I always feel that these are too grand for the needs of religion. The glory of the church not a place for worship. Lovely facade onto a busy plaza with street entertainment.
Written 30 January 2020
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,890 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This cathedral has an absolutely outstanding interior rivalling the best in Spain. Not so much outside, good but not spectacular. But its impossible to convey the wonderful altar, side altars, imposing pillars, the lecture, ornate paintings and gold covered mouldings, why? No photos allowed at all, strictly applied. Therefore disappointing not to be able to hold a memory of the visit
Written 27 May 2024
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sandy c
Copenhagen, Denmark660 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I'm not a big church-goer; more of an art and history buff. But I did enjoy my visit to this chuch and the grounds within. My volunteer(?) guide really helped the appreciation of the building and its history. We explored a few hidden nooks and crannies and even went up on the roof overlooking the square below.
Recommended if you are in the area and don't mind a bit of history.
Written 29 March 2020
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Sophia P
36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
I lived in La paz for 9 years and never did this tour! It was wonderful! There are several art galleries, the crypt, a garden, and the rooftops. There is a very narrow tunnel with steep stairs to climb to the rooftop- which might be difficult for some people. The view from the roof is so great! If you are visiting La Paz or living there- don’t miss this attraction.
Written 21 July 2022
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born2travelit
Cesena, Italy17,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
amazing colonial old church in the center of la paz.our hotel was located very close to this church so we have had the chance to see it at different times of the day. quaint spot
Written 14 March 2015
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Peter0219
Guildford, UK29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
A historic church at the upper end of El Prado (main street in La Paz), in Plaza San Francisco, first built in 16th century, rebuilt in 18th century. You can go in church for free, and visit the museum for 20 Bolivianos (about £2), where they take you on a tour of the cloisters (still in use by Franciscan monks) and up onto the roof and in the bell tower.
Written 18 August 2015
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victorjackie
Southampton, UK95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We visited the Church and the attached Museum last month .We found the Museum was good value and very interesting around the history of the Franciscan Order in Bolivia .Our local guide was very informative and keen to explain how they played a part in the development of the Country-found it fascinating and informative
Written 4 October 2019
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Phil C
Xi'an, China126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Nothing spectacular compared to some south American cathedrals or churches but still another good example
Written 18 May 2019
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Rosie S
London, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
This is well worth a visit, it has a lovely peaceful atmosphere and is a beautiful building. Shame about the hideous tower blocks all around it.
Written 7 November 2017
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Delaware_traveler_13
Delmar, DE10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
We really enjoyed this tour of the cathedral. The church is very old and since it was built clergy have lived here (still do). There and a few rooms where you really sense how it might have been to live here 300 years ago - and how oppressive the colonial morality was. We had seen the church from the ground, but I definitely recommend the tour. Our tour guide was very informative. He spoke excellent English and had some interesting perspective to share. He took us up to the bell tower and over the tile roof, which was fun. Some of the stairways were quite narrow and dark - just a caution.
Written 22 February 2017
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