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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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"interesting ruins"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely church that has been impacted by the many earthquakes in this area. The inside is very pretty. Our guide explained that the Spanish forced the Mayan artists to create many of the beautiful items and wall coverings in the church and...More

Thank clfoley1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3-4 hours here. Loved the ruins and the surrounding area. Did a bit of shopping from the stalls outside and enjoyed interacting with the locals. The ruins are beautiful. They are classic Antigua. We spent a lot of time walking around, soaking in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were just a few blocks away from this church and were able to visit on multiple occasions during the week at different times of the day. Beautiful photography. Loved the big banyan/ficus tree in the courtyard. There is also a museum that charges an...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed this church architecture and walking on it's ground. It is further from the main Antigua's noise and touristy areas.Also, meeting locals and interact fell great

Thank Mishka B
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Old church and monastery, the latter destroyed by earthquake in the 1700s. Pretty gardens and interesting ruins. Upper story nice views of surrounding area.

Thank K B
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Classic Spanish colonial architecture, with a very photogenic 'broken' look and some nice ruins in the back (with just a 8Q entry fee)

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

A pilgrimage spot for those seeking help from Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur (Santo Hermano Pedro) who is entombed here. The locals leave notes, etc. tucked into his tomb. There is plenty to see on the grounds so don't rush and do your homework.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We spent an afternoon wandering the city looking at church ruins. San Francisco was the best of them! Pay the Q7 and go inside to see the museum, but more importantly walk the grounds. This was once a proud building, and even in ruin it’s...More

Thank MFC31
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Admission: 7Q This church and museum is a must-see in Antigua. I had a guide (through my Spanish school) and I felt like that really made it a great experience. You can walk through the ruins and see beautiful flowers and fruit trees. The museum...More

Thank jennykbrooks
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Beautiful church inside. Take a look inside and enjoy the beauty. Its a very old church. It is open everyday and located adjacent to the Central Park.

Thank Adam M
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