Iglesia y Convento de San-Francisco de Asis on Acrylic Fridge Magnet
You can see Iglesia Convento de San-Franciso de Asis on this pretty acrylic fridge magnet that can serve as a nice Cuban souvenir. Iglesia Convento de San Franciso is Spanish for San Franciso Church. It is a beautiful Franciscan church on Avenida Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins which is situated in Santiago de Chile. This church along with the convent next to it is known to be the oldest building in the country built in colonial times. This cathedral was sanctified in 1622; it suffered from a great earthquake in 1647 that destroyed its bell tower but the other parts of it stayed intact.
Architecture of San Francisco Church
Iglesia de San Francisco was built during the colonial era and its architecture represents that era and its style beautifully. It is constructed in the Baroque style and is truly exquisite. An earthquake wiped out its original bell tower and a new one was constructed again later. The new bell tower is a lovely example of Victorian architecture. It was constructed by the amazing architect Fermin Vivaceta during the mid-1800s. The gorgeous architecture of the entire San Francisco Church is truly captivating and has a very historical and fascinating appeal to it.
Convento de San Francisco
The Convent of San Francisco de Asis is built adjacent to the San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco) and was built in the loving memory of holy missionary Fray Jose de la Cruz Ezpi of Valencia. This convent holds a special in the hearts of the followers of Fray Jose de la Cruz Ezpi.