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San Francisco Church

Alameda, Santiago 8320000, Chile
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The immense red walls and vast great room leave visitors in awe as this 16th centruy structure is Santiago's oldest building.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Alameda, Santiago 8320000, Chile
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What an oasis of green and calm. The central courtyard is beautiful and the birds in it are a surprise in the centre of the city. But no information in English, how sad.

Thank lizwrigley2018
Reviewed 6 days ago

The building is among the oldest in Santiago, but the architecture and interior fittings are very plain. Worth a look if passing by, but not worth a special excursion.

Thank dvandjay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Church is the oldest in Chile and right next to our hotel, Plaza San Francisco and the Museo Colonial. Looks very plain from the outside but is quite impressive inside. Very calming interior and spacious, makes one want to just sit and absorb the...More

1  Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went into church during morning service, absolutely stunning church, was decorated for Christmas in such a different way.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is in a central lication, a beautiful Catholic Church. THe decorations are mostly in silver because silver was abundant in Chile.

Thank 4historyandculture
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Inglesia de San Francisco Church is adjacent to Hotel Plaza San Francisco. Consecrated in 1622, oldest Church in South America. Although underwhelming from street level, the details and beauty inside are truly amazing.

Thank JJBr0wn
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Worthwhile to see this old church from colonial times, as there are only a few in Santiago. Simple and serene. Unfortunately, the museum was closed when I visited.

Thank M0MTrave1s
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Smaller and less elaborate than the cathedral but worth a brief visit. It's right in the center of town.

Thank KathyinCostaRica
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The oldest church in Chile's capital city represents an important part of Chile's history and the presence catholicism still has in the country. The church has also been home to different tales and myths and survived many strong earthquakes through the centuries and if that's...More

1  Thank mariateresamailenc
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Second church on Plaza de Armas. Smaller but lovely as well. Weird but interesting contrast with the glass skyscraper next to it. Free entrance.

Thank Marjolein C
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