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Museo de Arte Colonial de San Francisco

Avenida Libertador Bernardo o'Higgins 834, Santiago 8330082, Chile
+56 2 2639 8737
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Peaceful and plenty of history

There is a small fee to enter the museum but it is worth the price. The inner courtyard is very... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Ron P
Greenfield, United Kingdom
Excellent View into Colonial Art

This is museum is attached to the Church of San Francisco in downtown Santiago. The museum is... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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An exquisite religious art museum fills this former convent and contains one of South America's best collections of 17th century colonial art.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
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Avenida Libertador Bernardo o'Higgins 834, Santiago 8330082, Chile
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

There is a small fee to enter the museum but it is worth the price. The inner courtyard is very peaceful with only the sound of water splashing from the fountain. Terrapins and birds use the waters to bathe and drink. All around the cloisters...More

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is museum is attached to the Church of San Francisco in downtown Santiago. The museum is definitely worth visiting since it has beautiful works of art, especially in the Gran Sala showing depictions of the life of St. Francis of Assisi. In addition, the...More

Thank The_Traveling_Expat
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

To see religious relics of the past, that have meant so much to so many past and present, is phenomenal. Anyone can enter the church and have a moment of solitude away from the noise of the busy streets outside. Museum is very inexpensive to...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Very cheap entry fee around $2.00 AUD. It is the oldest church in the city, and the museum has some really old Colonial religious art. There is a Moaï from Easter Island in a park in front of the church that you can actually touch...More

Thank Pearl_Yellow_Star
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This museum is a jewel, forming part of the San Francisco church enclosure, next door to the hotel of the same name. It costs almost nothing to visit and is stocked with interesting artefacts dating back five hundred years. Museum attendants will spontaneously come and...More

Thank MilesCF
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

I suppose religious people would enjoy looking at dozens of pictures of saints and Jesus but I thought it was a bit repetitive. It really needs some work also, the frames were rotting and the buildings were run down though the garden was quite nice....More

Thank RandolphCarter1919
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We wandered into this museum somewhat by accident, and loved the chance to explore and be part of something so much older than our county has. The architecture, the artefacts and the experience all make this a museum that is worth exploring. It is simple,...More

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 18 January 2016

The museum is an opportunity to travel back in time a few hundred years. Yes, it' heavily religious art, but that's a lot of what they had back then. Very nicely displayed in the courtyard and building (convent?). Well worth the price of admission.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 22 December 2015

It was a hot/ busy day in santiago, and the museum was a great place to escape from the city noise and to cool down. The rooms with walls filled with huge paintings are very cool! Some of the rooms smelt moldy and had a...More

Thank maymp2015
Reviewed 18 December 2015

In the beautiful cloister next to San Francisco Church is magnificent collection of colonial era art. The paintings are mainly from the Cuzco school - the main gallery has a series of 30+ large paintings of the life of St. Francis. One particularly stunning painting...More

Thank Brooklynite718
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