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  • Address: Granada, Nicaragua
  • Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:am–4pm, Sat-Sun 9am–4pm
  • Admission: US $2

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San Francisco Convent (Iglesia de San Francisco)

Although its distinctive powder blue façade has now been repainted in cream and its decorative white pillars embellished with splashes of red, the San Francisco Convent and Museum (Iglesia San Francisco) is still one of Granada's prettiest buildings. With a history dating back to 1529, it's also among the oldest churches in Central America and remains one of the city's most memorable sights.

Today the convent is home to the small but impressive museum where highlights include a scale model of Granada, a collection of historic photographs, and a series of Solentiname oil paintings. The star attraction is undoubtedly the collection of statues from Zapatera Island—these basalt figures date back as early as 800 AD and offer fascinating insight into ancient indigenous art.

Practical Info

The San Francisco Convent and Museum is located on Calle Cervantes in Granada, just a few blocks from the city's main cathedral. The site is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm and on weekends from 9am to 4pm. Admission costs US $2.

Tours & Tickets

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3-Hour Walking Tour of Granada, Granada, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

3-Hour Walking Tour of Granada

Explore the city of Granada on this 3-hour walking tour. Relax on a horse drawn carriage through the city before continuing on foot. Visit an art gallery, the ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Nicaragua
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.00
Granada City Tour and Boat Tour in Lake Nicaragua, Granada, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Granada City Tour and Boat Tour in Lake Nicaragua

Spend a day touring Granada to see the important sites, including the convent of San Francisco Church and Iglesia la Merced. In the afternoon, cruise around ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Nicaragua
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.00
Granada and San Francisco Convent Tour from Managua, Managua, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Granada and San Francisco Convent Tour from Managua

No visit to Granada is complete without a tour of the city’s beautiful historic center and what better way to do that than on a traditional horse-drawn ...  Read more

Location: Managua, Nicaragua
Duration: Flexible

From USD $160.00

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