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The immense red walls and vast great room leave visitors in awe as this 16th centruy structure is Santiago's oldest building.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 834, Santiago 8330082, Chile
+56 2 2638 3238
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All reviews oldest building saint francis steeped in history bell tower attached museum plain inside wooden roof spanish colonial style religious art worth a stop side chapels great architecture chilli latin america virgin mary survived earthquake
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the only XVI sec remainder church in Santiago. Well preserved ... don’t miss the religious art museum besides it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kattegat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the oldest churches in South America, very beautiful! Fairly aggresive beggar at the front door. Beautiful neighbourhood.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JohnvanHoudt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is fairly large because the visit gives you access to the grounds. There are several rooms with artifacts and art, most of them on the life of Saint Francis of Asisi. Most rooms were a bit dark and took away from the experience,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Manuelq57
Reviewed 1 December 2018

The main reason we called in was that this small church was right next to our hotel. We were pleased that we did. Great architecture and a really calming atmosphere.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard W
Reviewed 29 November 2018

The church goes back to the 16th century and is a very modest looking building from the outside and once inside its very different than other churches with its stacked stone wall construction ...we just happened to walk by it and went in...well worth it.Its...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 22 November 2018

And, although it is plain on the outside, it is incredibly beautiful inside. It is peaceful and quiet. A perfect place to decompress from the bustle of Santiago and, pray. The museum next door is very interesting and well worth the $1.50 to get in.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LynnGo58
Reviewed 17 November 2018

This is the sort of place you would like to see on your own time rather than with a group as the latter would be too rushed. Pedro de Vildivia, the founder of modern day Santiago, built a chapel on the site. The present church...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terry M
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This church an the museum were next door to our hotel in Santiago, the church is a beautiful colonial one and the museum has a good sample of colonial statuary, ornaments and other religious items

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cgomez13
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Plenty of history. The recovery from the earthquake has been good. The art and architecture are worth seeing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TabernashColorado
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Small church but with a great architecture and atmosphere - a pearl in the middle of a busy downtown - don’t miss it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sandro M
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