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Guayaquil Ecuador, San Francisco Church

The San Francisco Church of Guayaquil is the third oldest in the city and its source is connected with the transfer of the Franciscan Order to New Town, the first decade of the eighteenth century. It is also a symbol of Catholics living in the city and profess their faith in the temple, has now been embellished by the municipality you light the city has been placed, to provide a spectacular being a site visit both domestic and international tourists.

Data of interest

  • City: Guayaquil
  • Sector:Center
  • Address:Ave. 9 de Octubre and Pedro Carbo
  • Schedule of attention:Daily from 09:00 to 18:00
  • Cost of revenue:Free

 

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Information of San Francisco Church

The Church of San Francisco de Guayaquil was built in the early nineteenth century. It was destroyed several times by fire is rebuilt again and again. In the early years of the 1920s, performed the first restoration work and some changes in its facade, following the details of who owned the original building was built entirely of wood.

Its main tower is its main distinction, if you go inside the church will find that is divided into three naves, where are located two works of colonial carved, covered with gold leaf, the magnificent altarpiece altar and the beautiful and unique pulpit.

Inside we can find important works of art, like sculpture of the Descent from the Cross of Alvarado and Figueroa. It also has important groups of sculptures of colonial and republican that give a touch of seclusion and peace.

San Francisco Square

Also called Plaza Rocafuerte, today is a place for outdoor exhibitions and plays. Favorite spot for tourists to be photographed because of their peculiar style and the number of pigeons that live there. Walking a little can find handicrafts made by Otavalo and a number of shops and restaurants for the enjoyment of those visiting this area.

Guayaquil Ecuador, San Francisco Church

 

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