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Museo de Arte Colonial de San Francisco
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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
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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
The_Traveling_Expat
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Chicago, Illinois
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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.

Date of experience: May 2016
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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.

Date of experience: February 2016
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.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank MikeN660
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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.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank maymp2015
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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 features a crucified Christ aloft on beautifully detailed wings. There are also sculptures, metalwork, woodwork and other items. The garden of the cloister is lovely as well, complete with peacocks! There are downloadable apps and audioguides that will guide you through the exhibits.

Also this is one of the few museums in Santiago that is open on Monday.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Brooklynite718
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