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San Francisco Church

Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 834, Santiago 8330082, Chile
+56 2 2638 3238
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The immense red walls and vast great room leave visitors in awe as this 16th centruy structure is Santiago's oldest building.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 834, Santiago 8330082, Chile
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+56 2 2638 3238
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"oldest building"
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"saint francis"
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"steeped in history"
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"plain inside"
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"wooden roof"
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"spanish colonial style"
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"worth a stop"
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"chilli"
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"latin america"
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"virgin mary"
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"earthquake"
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"survived"
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"iglesia"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an old building and was consecrated in 1622 - but since then it has suffered earthquake damage and has been rebuilt in various stages thru time. The present bell tower is Victorian in style and had a fancy clock in the towerAS you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not worth a special trip, but if you are in the area then stick your head in. The outside has an interesting mix of construction materials and a clock tower. I didn't find the inside to be especially pretty. There was a beggar at the...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

You can easily walk past this church. But if you find it - you should at least take a look inside. Not as grand as the Cathedral, however a small church, which has prayers next to each of the statues. A mass was taking place...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Lovely little church that is steeped in history. The original 6ft walls from way back when are still in tact.. the church has survived the earthquakes and the small Virgin Mary brought from Peru in the 16th century sits proudly at the top of the...More

Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Very different to the cathedral. Much older, and unusual architectural style. I believe it is supposed to be the oldest remaining Post Columbian building in Latin America. It was right next door to our hotel so very handy. Quite plain inside but well worth the...More

Thank G T
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This church doesn't seem much from the outside, being on a main road and somewhat tucked away I believe that it is one of the oldest churches in Santiago. Inside, it has rather unconventional brickwork, which is attractive and interesting. It s fairly quiet, as...More

Thank John G
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

If you are on an organised tour of South America, then you certainly visit your fair share of churches and cathedrals. The SAN Francisco Church was literally next door to our hotel, so it would have been rude not to call in. I can’t honestly...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Visited here during Tour of Scenic South America ( Chile, Argentina, Brazil) beautiful church in a nice area that had a very cosmopolitan feel to it with Victorian era style street lights and cobbled streets, there was a nice fountain outside the entrance to the...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Beautiful place and well worth a stop. The interior is well maintained and a great place just to sit and think.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

This was on our GPSmycity app and we popped in and were delighted with the design and feel while inside this amazing structure. It is similar to the amazing churches we've seen in Europe.

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