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The immense red walls and vast great room leave visitors in awe as this 16th centruy structure is Santiago's oldest building.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 834, Santiago 8330082, Chile
+56 2 2638 3238
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small church but with a great architecture and atmosphere - a pearl in the middle of a busy downtown - don’t miss it!

Thank Sandro M
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Beautiful Church. I found the architecture to be amazing. Surprised that it has not been damaged more over the years by the earthquakes. Would recommend if in the area.

Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 27 June 2018

This building is one of the oldest in the country and has survived multiple earthquakes. The church is full of Spanish paintings and other art forms in the unique style of the time. The attached museum also contains an amazing array of extremely old ecclesiastical...More

Thank terryannenagel
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This churchl has with standed all sorts of earthquakes and its the beauty of the hart of the down town area vey close to also the Santa Lucia Hill so walking around is rich of information near this church

Thank CasonaLoAguirre
Reviewed 24 June 2018

My guide advised that this 16th century church was Santiago's oldest building. It has survived numerous earthquakes, but obviously has been restored and changed over time. There was a service in progress when I visited, which added richness to the experience. This church is easy...More

Thank Reconnoiterer
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This church is a gem that we saw on a Sunday morning walking tour of Santiago. It oozes history and is a very awe inspiring building. There was a church service happening when we visited and this made it more memorable. The walls, the ceiling...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 27 April 2018

This is an old building and was consecrated in 1622 - but since then it has suffered earthquake damage and has been rebuilt in various stages thru time. The present bell tower is Victorian in style and had a fancy clock in the towerAS you...More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Not worth a special trip, but if you are in the area then stick your head in. The outside has an interesting mix of construction materials and a clock tower. I didn't find the inside to be especially pretty. There was a beggar at the...More

Thank 234worldtraveler567
Reviewed 5 April 2018

You can easily walk past this church. But if you find it - you should at least take a look inside. Not as grand as the Cathedral, however a small church, which has prayers next to each of the statues. A mass was taking place...More

Thank SoloTravellerabroad
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Lovely little church that is steeped in history. The original 6ft walls from way back when are still in tact.. the church has survived the earthquakes and the small Virgin Mary brought from Peru in the 16th century sits proudly at the top of the...More

Thank Andrew H
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