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Address: 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.

This centuries-old church combines Spanish and native building styles.

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Full of life

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
Paul C
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 people were singing and actively participating. I was raised as catholic and in Italy, where... More 

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Thank Giulistica
London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Thank Marie L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The church is beautiful and worth a visit. The city square there is very popular. The mime clown is fun, as well as the Michael Jackson impersonator. Lots of actives and vendors. Great area.

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Thank roxys27
Poulsbo, Washington
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

You can't miss this church; it is the epicenter of the city. Lots of people and activity. Church is unique example of baroque mestizo style.

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Thank mtnmantim
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Nice old church that seemed to be the center of local activity. There are lots of vendors in the area

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Thank teslastones
Prague, Czech Republic
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Unusual church blending the county's cultural traditions both inside and out but especially on the façade. If not to everyone's taste, full of interest and well worth a brief visit.

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Thank Alan W
Lake Tahoe (California), California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We enjoyed an English speaking guided tour through this incredibly historical building and got a nice view of the main square. The tour takes you through tight stairways and if you're lucky, to the script. Fantastic way to spend an hour.

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Thank Travelbugs2017
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Good way to spend about hour our guide juan alegandro made the tour very interesting and was free as part of the entry fee worth a visit

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Thank Jon O
Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

The Church can be visited by simply entering it, when it is open, but the adjacent museum enables the visitor to see its Franciscan Convent as well as the Bell Tower and various other nooks of the complex. The Mestizo Baroque architecture is of special interest

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