San Francisco Church & Convent, La Paz

The temple and convent were constructed from stone and finished in the middle of the 18th century; the façade belongs to the expressive baroque style. The tower was built in 1885. The church was officially finished in 1753 after 40 years of construction. The interior is also in baroque style and has three separated naves with archs and an copula.
The churchs altar is famous for its fine woodcarvings, decorated with lavish gold. The church also hosts an art museum with a precious collection of paintings by renaissance masters, mannerists, baroque, mestizo and neoclassical painters.

San Francisco Cultural Center and Museum

The history of the Franciscan order is a long one in Bolivia, and since the 16th century until today this convent has lived many incidents in Bolivian history. Visitors can pass through of the ancient cloister, cells, the garden, orchard, and crypt admiring the architecture and the art of the last five centuries.

Plaza San Francisco, La Paz, Bolivia
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