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Church of San Francisco

Calle Oriente 7 | Calle de los Pasos, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7882 4439
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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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  • Average8%
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Calle Oriente 7 | Calle de los Pasos, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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+502 7882 4439
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"hermano pedro"
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"wear long pants"
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"religious art"
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"interesting ruins"
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"small museum"
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"beautiful facade"
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"walk around"
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"take your time"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This pretty Spanish Baroque/Franciscan church is especially pretty at Christmas when yards and yards of red and green fabric are draped from the ceiling. It has twisted Solomonic columns and 16 vaulted niches, stained glass, and attached at one side are the 16th century ruins...More

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here 45 years ago and took many photos of this church. It hasn't changed, but the streets improved with beautiful cobble stones. Nice place to visit. Very clean.

Thank walt1028
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

I believe La Merced and the Cathedral are more popular, perhaps due to location, but Church of San Francisco is worth a visit. The ruins are nice as is the sacred chapel next door. Also, there is a market. For more info and pics visit...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

My wife and I attended Easter Mass at Church of San Francisco. One of the larger churches in Antiqua and has a large courtyard with 20 plus venders. My wife and I stayed for 30 minutes and watched the locals have brunch from one of...More

Thank David H
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

A bit off the main trail of Antigua but still close the main square. Impressive church, ruins of monastery for which you have to pay entrance. Lovely garden. On holy week procession there was a lot of food stalls and small market too. For lunch...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

It is one of the most frequented sanctuaries by the local population because of the shrine of Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur. For really reasonable money you can see also there museum and ruins. All other places in Antigua are rather expensive. Here you can...More

Thank pawel_hbg
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Beautiful church and ruins. Set in picturesque gardens. Easily explored. Walk down the block for entrance into an adjacent shrine and more gardens.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This a historic church that has been partially restored. You can walk around and see much of the original structure.

Thank skodemiami
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The background to this church from the guide was fascinating as he explained its history. It is an amazing historic building and the grounds behind it are really worth seeing.

Thank DavidMay1945
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This was part of our walking tour and the Church of San Francisco was really pleasant. Well worth the visit and a colonial masterpiece. Also visited St Peter's Museum next door. This has the Tomb of Central America's first Saint. Our guide Erwin really brought...More

Thank George B
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