Basílica de San Francisco

sights / Religious

Basílica de San Francisco information

Tarija , Bolivia
Address
Extras cnr Campos & La Madrid
Opening hours
museum 8am-6pm Mon-Fri
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The Basílica de San Francisco was founded in 1606 and is now a national monument. The 16th-century convent library and archives, which may conjure up images reminiscent of The Name of the Rose, can be used only by researchers who have been granted permission by the Franciscan order. Inside the basilica, the free Museo Franciscano Frey Francisco Miguel Mari displays ecumenical paintings, sculptures and artifacts.