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Basílica y Convento de San Francisco y Museo Fray Francisco Miguel Mari - Historical Building Tarija - Bolivia

The Basílica San Francisco was built in 1606 and is the oldest church in town - try and go inside to see the beautiful oil paintings (there is mass most evenings). The museum is housed in the college next door and houses a collection of baroque artwork that has been donated to the convent over the years. There are also displays of large wooden alters, hand-embroided robes from the 18th century, a printing press from the early 20th century and a number of 18th and 19th century books and studies.

The pièce de résistance is an impressive library containing over 15,000 books, but you’ll need special permission to visit it.

Location:

Corner of Calle Campos and Calle La Madrid


Tarija, Bolivia

Historical Building Types:
Church and museum, Church and museum

Getting There

The museum entrance is at Calle Colon n 0641, between Calle la Madrid and Calle Ingavi (Tel: 591-4-66-44909)

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Museum - Monday – Friday 10 a.m., 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.

Open Hours to:Monday – Friday 11 a.m., 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.

Days Closed:Sunday

Travel Skills: None



Here are other activities in and around Tarija that may be of interest: Iglesia de San Roque and Casa Dorada.








20 Oct 2009







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