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San Francisco Church

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Address: Alameda, Santiago 8320000, Chile
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2/638-3238
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The immense red walls and vast great room leave visitors in awe as this...

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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Go for the history

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!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Englewood, New Jersey
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Englewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 since about 1550. The current church is obviously not the first one but the grounds... More 

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Fairmont Hot Springs, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

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.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The stone work and wood work in this building are fantastic. The pews are not for comfort so you will not fall asleep. Just look at the wood floors in the pictures... what workmanship!!!!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

If you strolling past the church, its worth a trip inside. Else, its not worth and explicit visit unless you have nothing to do in Santiago. The church is well maintained and has a history to it. There is always a fee to to take a more intrusive tour which we avoided.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

More rustic than what you'd expect from a church this size and age. As always, it's most interesting when mass is in session. Music was very nice.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The church didn't amaze me. Beautiful on the inside, but pretty basic on the outside. Or maybe that's the charm of it! Don't regret visiting tho, it was only a one-minute walk away from my hostel.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

a beautiful church with a uniue clocktower. Built around end of 1500-early 1600. Bautiful inside. Nice that it survived many earthquakes, maybe because of wood colonial construction.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped by this church for a few minutes and very much enjoyed the views all around. The church has a unique architectural design with beautiful wood designs all around.

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