San Miguel de Allende and the Heartland Sights

Iglesia de San Francisco

  • Calle San Francisco at Calle Juárez Map It
  • El Centro
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 01/25/2016

Fodor's Review

This church has one of Guanajuato State's finest churrigueresque facades. The term for this style refers to José Churriguera, a 17th-century (baroque) Spanish architect noted for his extravagant surface decoration. Built in the late 18th century, the church was financed by donations from wealthy patrons and by bullfight revenues. Topping the elaborately carved exterior is the image of St. Francis of Assisi. Below, along with a crucifix, are dozens of limestone sculptures of angels, saints, and Franciscan friars. The church's interior, by contrast, is rather stark.

Sight Information


Calle San Francisco at Calle Juárez, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, 37700, Mexico

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Published 01/25/2016


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