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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 alter. Well worth a visit.

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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 visit even if just to contrast with the cathedral. Unusual stone walls made from large boulders reminiscent of Inca stone walls. Vaulted wooden roof.

A real gem. If you like churches. And I do.

Hardly anyone there and free to enter. Probably why I like churches.

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 it doesn't attract the masses that visit the cathedral. This is probably just as well as it is fairly small. It adjoins a garden area, which I believe belonged to an old nunnery but we couldn't gain access to it. The church decor is much as one would expect but a little more tasteful than most.

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 say that there was anything that made it stand out from the all the churches, but it was really quite nice and worthy of look around.

Thank Johnandpam103
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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 church.

Thank CatchBooker
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