Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande

Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande

Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande
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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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Alan D
Lakewood, CO75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We just stumbled upon the church while walking around Antigua. It has a lovely garden, interesting ruins and the church is nice
Written 11 March 2023
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Lisseth
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
The Church built 1702, tradition, history, love to God. When I am in Antigua, I do visit St. Francis
Written 2 May 2022
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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,192 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
Spanish baroque architecture. Built some four centuries ago. Severely damaged in an earthquake in the early 1700s. It's still actively a church. Interesting history.
Written 7 July 2021
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Katrina Julia
Atlanta, GA330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
One of the most beautiful churches and ruins I have ever visited is San Francisco Church in Antigua.
Built in the 16th century, and severely damaged in the 1717 earthquake. It is one of the most visited churches in Antigua for its Spanish Baroque architecture, as well as shrine of Santo Hermano Pedro.
Written 26 June 2021
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,910 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is an active church. Tourists are not encourage inside but the exterior is very ornate and worth seeing
Written 19 June 2020
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murali8121
Kochi (Cochin), India801 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This church is visited by locals frequently to worship the shrine of Santo Hermano Pedro. The Franciscans constructed this church in 1579 when the one built earlier was severely damaged by earth quake. An expansion was done in later part of 16th century but again damaged in three earthquakes in the 17th century. A portion was reconstructed and the rest remain as ruins. Open from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm
Written 7 February 2020
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verdantheart
46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This church is truly the church of the people. It is filled with the indigenous both on holy days but year as well. To see the Processional from this church during Semana Sancta is mystical, beautiful and never to be forgotten.

The tomb of St. Hermano Pedro is in a side chapel and he is revered by the poor as he devoted his life to them. There are two Hermano Pedro hospitals in Antigua: the largest in the center of town and for the destitute, the other west of the Mecado and is for profit.
Written 7 February 2020
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Sheryl T
Mahwah, NJ814 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This was the furthest walk from where we were on Calle Oriente 8. But we were trying to get in most of the churches put in by the different brothers.
Written 30 December 2019
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FOL-1003
Berlin, Germany1,668 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
.... Hermano Pedro, a key figure in local believes. Its very taking to visit the shrine and see the spiritual movement that has build around him
Written 5 December 2019
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PeeJay0708
Stredokluky, Czech Republic110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This church is monumental and ruined by many earthquake at the same time. Large plazza with many stalls and lot of locals coming to this sacred place. Nice bibliotheca just next to the church.
Written 26 November 2019
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