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Address: Calle Oriente and 1 Av. Sur 7, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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One of many ruined churches in the city, this multi-domed church is often...

One of many ruined churches in the city, this multi-domed church is often visited by pilgrims seeking answers to their prayers from Friar Hermano Pedro, the beatified 17th-century monk buried inside.

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Beautiful Church, Amazing Architecture and Interesting Ruins to Explore!

The San Francisco Church is a gorgeous church in the south end of Antigua featuring incredibly detailed architecture and it is still used for religious services to this day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The San Francisco Church is a gorgeous church in the south end of Antigua featuring incredibly detailed architecture and it is still used for religious services to this day. For a small fee of Q7, you are able to explore inside the ruins of the adjacent convent, which suffered serious damage from earthquakes in the 1700's. There is an open-air... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Antigua ruins that are attached to a functioning church are the cheapest to visit. Those that are just ruins are sometimes 3x the price. San Francisco is the cheapest option of all at only Q7 to see the ruins next to the free church. The church exterior is far more interesting than the interior and it's the only church... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imposing church edifice with ruins of the Franciscan monastery that Saint Hermano Pedro established 300+ years ago, a must see in Antigua

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The cathedral is free to visit, and its awesome, just make sure to visit the little museum at the side of it, its just Q. 7 so it's really cheap and there are really interesting pieces inside.

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

You can get in for less than 10Q (1.35$US) and you will have all the time you want to wander around the beautiful ruins that are there. After exploring the outside gardens, take some time to visit the museum and learn a little about Hermano Pedro. You suggest that you plan at least one hour to visit this place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This monument is impressive with its bells on top of the towers. There is a market at the floor level.

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Jacksonville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

A tour guide took us to the church on a tour and we were blown away by the beauty, scale, and history. The exhibit on Hermano Pedro was fascinating. Museum/ruins admission was about 8Q per person and definitely worth it. I'm not sure if you could bring in food, but the ruins would be a great place for a picnic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

That was the most interesting church/Ruins/museum that i've been in for a long time. The place is quiet and gives a spectacular insight in the development of catholic church in this area as well as in general cultural background. Plus it's just magical. Calm and peaceful. Loved it there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Construction workers allowed us in to take pictures. What a treat! Destroyed by the 1773 Earthquake, there are no roofs, so the sunlight comes directly into the ruins so you can see the gorgeous carved stone details that are still intact.

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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The ruins are super cheap (7Q) for both nationals and foreigners, unlike many others which charge foreigners several times more than locals. They are big enough to enjoy a casual stroll and on Sundays when church is in session you can try to win chickens, rabbits and ducks or shop in the little market out front. Also super close to... More 

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