834 Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, Santiago 8320000
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Finished in 1613 under the supervision of Fray Antonio, this Franciscan temple is the oldest piece of architecture in Chile. ... More
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Finished in 1613 under the supervision of Fray Antonio, this Franciscan temple is the oldest piece of architecture in Chile. Though it has stood up to the many earthquakes, it has also been restored on various occasions. The architecture is a mixture of neo-classical and colonial. The remains of La Virgen Del Socorro, a small wooden statue brought over from Italy by Pedro de Valdivia, are kept on the high altar. Immediately after the founding of Santiago, a hermitage was built and then taken over by the Franciscans who began the construction of the convent. The existing tower was built in 1857 and was preceded by three others. Inside, wonderful gold decorations of Moorish influence adorn the ceiling, and there are valuable statues of saints from the colonial era.
In 1820 Bernardo O'Higgins set aside 85 hectares of land for the foundation of this cemetery. There are some large
lavish mausoleums to be seen, as well as simple tombs that are surrounded by leafy trees, gardens and lanes ...
This beautiful plaza traces back to Pedro de Valdivia and the year 1541, and constitutes the center of Santiago. In
that era there was a protected area in the middle of the settlement for guarding the arms. Its name ...
The beauty of this construction is in its simple lines and the height of the Bavarian Baroque style brick towers.
The church is a neoclassical style with Creole influence. The first stone was laid in 1747 and it was ...
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