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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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  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Alameda, Santiago 8320000, Chile
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting place to visit. The architucture is unique. The location is convenient. Good for photos.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church and the accompanying museum in the next door convent are well worth seeing, if only for their rather faded and run down state of repair. The artefacts are interesting, but the walls are crumbling and the decay actually proves rather attractive. The church...More

2  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 10 May 2017

One of the oldest building in Santiago, very interesting architecture and not as busy as we thought it would be.

Thank luca191116
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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

Thank stephen h
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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

1  Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 7 March 2017

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

1  Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 3 March 2017

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.

1  Thank ranclan
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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

Thank ECraigMcKay
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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!

Thank Nava1203
Reviewed 6 February 2017

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.

Thank carpe_itineris
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