One of the oldest building in Santiago, very interesting architecture and not as busy as we thought it would be.
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Had to go looking for this place, but it was very worthwhile, as it is one of the oldest buildings in Santiago. It's not massive on decoration or art, but has a great feel bout it. It's good to see old colonial architecture and get...More
Different from other churches given its 16th centurary construction wth limestone blocks & quite plain interior with the odd earthquake cracks History of the carving of Our Lady of Perpetual help is interesting
It was clear from our visit that the church is an important part of the local community, with a mass just finished, priests in attendance and what looked like food distribution to the poor happening. In the end, this is more important than it looking...More
When you look at the interior of this lovely church, it is hard to believe that it is over 400 years old. It has survived many earthquakes, including the 8.3 of a few years ago. On a hot day, it is cool and welcoming.
We stayed a few minutes from San Francisco. Therefor, it became a landmark for us on our walking tours of Santiago. The church itself is rather ordinal lay, but it's location marks it as a special point of interest. An examination of the plaques along...More
As the oldest church in the city, the history and architecture make this an interesting stop. Lovely side chapel. Sadly too many stray dogs in this city....education needed!
As the oldest church in Santiago, this building is a testament to the tumultuous history of the city. It was intriguing to learn more about the structure and history.
My wife and I toured the San Francisco church and adjoining museum while we were in Santiago during the period December 22, 2016 through January 12, 2017. The church is probably the oldest in Santiago and has been in the hands of the Franciscan order...More
The rocks used to construct the church are quite visible which is somewhat unusual in a church. Apart from that the building as little to stimulate ones interest.