Iglesia de San Francisco, La Paz

4.3
#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in La Paz
Explore the craftsmanship and artistry that went into the creation of a Catholic church at Iglesia de San Francisco. The original church of this establishment was actually completed in 1581, but the structure collapsed in the 17th century due to snowfall. The edifice you see today is the second church, built in the 18th century, with part of its convent used as a museum. From outside, view the Mestizo-Baroque stonework. Take a tour of the inside to see areas not normally open to the public, such as the belfry and the painting collection in the museum. Even without a tour, step inside to view the art originating from locals and the Spanish colonizers. Make Iglesia de San Francisco a part of your La Paz vacation plans using our La Paz trip app .
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  • Church located in a super busy and imposing square. Altar of Baroque style, really worth the visit.
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  • The church is one of the main tourist spots in the center of La Paz, it is an impressive construction to photograph on the outside and appreciate inside.
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  • An old Spanish church that was made into a museum. You can take a guided tour for 20 bolivianos. They were very accomadating when I told them I only speak English. Luis was my guide and he did a good job trying his best to explain everything to me. The garden and courtyard inside is beautiful. You could also get a nice view on the top.
  • Great church located in crowded place. Looks Magnificent.
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