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Convento de San Francisco

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Address: Garachico, Tenerife, Spain

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Charming old building and museum.

Well worth the two euros to enter! This is a lovely old convent with internal courtyards and suspended wooded balconies. There are many old and interesting photos from the last... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 March 2016
Kathleen L
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

For an entrance fee of 2 euros there is a detailed display regarding the volcanic eruptions that have helped shape this little town. It is in Spanish but is pretty self explanatory. There is also an amazing collection of fossils and shells from all over the world. Although labelled in Spanish there are information sheets in English and French. A... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Well worth the two euros to enter! This is a lovely old convent with internal courtyards and suspended wooded balconies. There are many old and interesting photos from the last 150 years of Canarian history. Not more than 15 minutes to take in the lot, but well worth doing. Pretty, but not much else going on inside. Probably not that... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Art, and volcano exhibitions (in Spanish only) to look at beside an old building, just 2 euros to enter, worth looking into whilst in the town square.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

This place is actually a lot more interesting than it may appear at first sight. There is a display which shows the history of the volcanic eruptions that have made the town what it is today. There were also some interesting sculptures on display during our visit - and it is a nice building to boot, all for just €2... More 

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Markt Schwaben, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

We wouldn't come here just to see this convent of San Francisco. But while you are in Garachico you can pay it a visit, the entrance fee is 2€ per adult. These are the oldest buildings, with filigreed stone floors and wooden cloister. Today the convent hosts the cultural center of Garachico, displaying some sculptures. One room educates about the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Wonderful display of pictures and history of Carachico, and the aftermath of the volcanic eruption. Peaceful quadrangle and evocative of its past history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

The entrance fee is only €2 and it is a very nice building, but the exhibitions are a bit boring. It is worth paying the entrance just to see the building though.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

This is probably one of the main attractions in Garachico. The main part was built around Henry VIII times and retain many of the charms. Funny enough it has an exhibition of volcanic eruptions..

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

Food and views from the outside area are just perfect!! Opt for the Canarian dishes...honestly, best i have had! Waiting staff are also lovely and great to see the 2 women cooking up a storm in the kitchen!

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

If one is visiting Garachico then one should find time to go to the Convento de Fransisco. The entrance fee is only 1€. The wooden balconies are splendid as are the wooden carved ceilings. One room has many large black and white old photos of Garachico from past days. Each photo has an explanation of the photo subject in Spanish,... More 

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