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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 whilst I was visiting - so being respectful I just quietly looked around on the outskirts to not disturb anyone, but it didn't look like any other tourists were visiting at the time.

A few people can be seen on the steps asking for money.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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