Templo de San Francisco
Casa de Azulejos
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Palacio de Iturbide
Built for colonial nobility, in 1821 this became the residence of General Agustín Iturbide, a hero of the struggle for independence who...
La Ópera Bar
With booths of dark walnut and an ornate tin ceiling (said to have been punctured by Pancho Villa’s bullet), this late-19th-century...
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Templo de San Francisco information
Lonely Planet review
The Templo de San Francisco is a remnant of the vast Franciscan monastery erected in the early 16th century over the site of Moctezuma’s private zoo. In its heyday it extended two blocks south and east. The monastic complex was divvied up under the post-independence reform laws; in 1949, it was returned to the Franciscan order in a deplorable state and subsequently restored. The entrance is reached through a broad atrium where art exhibitions are held. The elaborately carved doorway is a shining example of 18th-century baroque.