Iglesia de San Francisco
Museo Nacional de Etnografía y Folklore
Known locally as Musef and housed in the impressive former Banco Nacional building, this museum brings together a series of fascinating...
French-language library and foreign films; also home to the La Taverne restaurant. French films shown every Wednesday night at 7pm.
This bakery, with seating under umbrellas in the courtyard of a lovely whitewashed building, specializes in salteñas (meat and...
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Iglesia de San Francisco information
The Iglesia de San Francisco was established in 1538 soon after the founding of the city, but was turned over to the military in 1809. The soldiers weren’t big on maintenance and it fell into disrepair before eventually being reconsecrated in 1925. Its most interesting features are its mudéjar (Moorish-style) paneled ceiling and the Campana de la Libertad, Bolivia’s Liberty Bell, which called patriots to revolution in 1825.