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“A haven of peace in the centre of Santiago.”

Museo de Arte Colonial de San Francisco
Ranked #77 of 557 things to do in Santiago
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Owner description: An exquisite religious art museum fills this former convent and contains one of South America's best collections of 17th century colonial art.
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 explain exhibits' history with no expectation of a tip or any of that nonsense. Highly recommended.

Thank MilesCF
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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. Some of the old furniture was really good and so were the numerous paintings of people being decapitated, not understanding Spanish I wasn't sure who they were supposed to be.

Thank RandolphCarter1919
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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, possibly 'old fashioned' but quiet, restful and a different world to what is outside.

Thank Anne W
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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
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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 lot of flies.... Made this place even creepier : ) The photo is only allowed in the courtyard.

Thank maymp2015
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