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Church of San Francisco (Iglesia de San Francisco) Tours

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Church of San Francisco (Iglesia de San Francisco)
Originally constructed in the 1500s, Iglesia de San Francisco, today, has mostly been reconstructed, thanks to age and earthquake damage. However, that's not the draw to this attraction. Both locals and visitors come to this old, baroque church to visit the shrine of Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur (Santo Hermano Pedro de San Jose de Betancurt). A Franciscan monk, he founded a hospital for the poor in town and is the country's most honored Christian leader.

Beatified in 1980 and made a saint in 2002 when Pope John Paul II visited Guatemala, Peter of Saint Joseph's tomb is visited by thousands each year asking for favors and miracles.

However, make no mistake, this church - which is one of the oldest in town - is still a work of beauty. It features 16 vaulted niches, a bell and clock tower from the 17th and 19th centuries and work from famed artists. Throughout history, the church has also been home to places such as a hospital and printing press.

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If planning a visit to the church, consider swinging to the south side of the property and exploring the Museo del Hermano Pedro and the ruins of the monastery. Here, visitors will find some of the saint's personal items and artifacts from the church.
Address: 8a Calle Oriente and Calle do los Pasos City Center, Guatemala
Hours: Daily, 8am - 6pm
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Church of San Francisco (Iglesia de San Francisco) hours of operation: Daily, 8am - 6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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