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  • Address: Granada, Nicaragua
  • Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4pm
  • Admission: US $2

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San Francisco Convent (Iglesia de San Francisco)

As far as identifiable buildings in Granada go, it doesn't get much more noticeable than the baby-blue facade on the Iglesia San Francisco. The church dates back to 1529, making it one of the oldest in Central America, but the original church was destroyed and rebuilt a few times. The building has served many purposes in its life - including housing the military and a university - and today it's a museum.

Visitors enter the San Francisco church museum through a door on the left of the facade, and the museum's collection includes a big scale model of Granada and a superb selection of artwork by the region's native peoples. The main draw, however, of the Iglesia San Francisco (also called the Antiguo Convento San Francisco) is the collection of statues from Zapatera Island. These basalt statues, dating from 800-1200 AD, were discovered and brought from the island in the 1920s.

The San Francisco church is a few blocks from the main cathedral in Granada, and there's a small admission fee to enter the museum.

Tours & Tickets

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Granada and San Francisco Convent Tour from Managua, Managua, null
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 $93.40
Granada City Tour and Boat Tour in Lake Nicaragua, Granada, City 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
3-Hour Walking Tour of Granada, Granada, Half-day Tours
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

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