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Iglesia de San Francisco

Plaza San Francisco at Avenida Mariscal Santa Cruz, La Paz, Bolivia
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This centuries-old church combines Spanish and native building styles.
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  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“old church” (12 reviews)
Plaza San Francisco at Avenida Mariscal Santa Cruz, La Paz, Bolivia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The church is not as impressive as its counterpart in Lima, but the tours provide great insights and take you up the bell tower. The guide we had spoke french, and was very knowledgeable. It is even amazing to see that there are still monks...More

Thank worldtravellerTom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went for the Sunday mass, goes on every hour 7:00 to 11:00 AM. Unfortunately the guides only works Monday to Saturday, we will like to know more about the history. Even with aren't in too a mass worth the visit to see the Spanish...More

Thank Andre O
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a toss up as to whether the cathedral of the San Francisco church is the more stunning highlight of La Paz. The SF church is more accessible in terms of opening times, but photography is completely forbidden inside. The architecture isn't as impressive as...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visting the church after 1600 is free and one can take a leisurely look around the stunning interior bearing in mind that photographs are strictly prohibited. The craftsmanship and dedication that has created the carvings and facade are staggeringly good. To view the monastery and...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This is arguably the most famous Plaza in La Paz. It's nice, but not impressive when compared to many of the famous plazas of the world. I certainly would not go out of my way to visit this place. But if you're in La Paz...More

Thank Alex C
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Once you enter to the Musuem you start to like it, the guide was very nice and helpfull!!! The paintings are beautiful!!!

Thank Jorge M
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

The tour is good, and they have tour guides that do it in English. A tour of about 30 minutes. A little expensive bit worth it if you don't mind being bossed around for that length of time.

Thank Antonio L
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

If you're staying near the church of San Francisco this is a good place to plan your day after breakfast while people watching.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I usually don't go to churches but I was there with my father and, beside he goes to church, we needed a place to rest! Lol We got there at the end of the Sunday worship and it was nice. They had a choir and...More

Thank Giulistica
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Went in to church on a Sunday as it was the only day it was open while I was in town, managed to attend mass which was interesting in itself

Thank Marie L
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