Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande, Antigua

4.6
#3 of 15 in Historic Sites in Antigua
Visit the Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande, where lies the tomb of Central America’s first canonized saint, Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur. He was known for founding the Hospital of Belen and the miracles he performed; the site brings thousands of pilgrims to this church each year. The church was severely destroyed by earthquakes throughout the 1700s and not rebuilt until the 1960s. Its Spanish-American baroque facade has sixteen vaulted niches and twisted solomonic columns. Various areas, including the bell and clock towers, remain in partial ruin. Admire the main altar and the paintings of saints throughout the church. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande and many more Antigua attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Antigua tour itinerary app .
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  • 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.  more »
  • .... 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  more »
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