Former Franciscan Convent in Morelia (Temple of San Francisco de Asís)

Morelia

Churches and cemeteries

The Franciscans founded the San Francisco Temple and the Convent of San Buenaventura in 1536; however, the works were not completed until 1610. It is said that these buildings are the oldest in the city.

One of the Temple’s main features is a stoned carved statue of the Virgin with a child coming out of a flower. The façade of the church preserves its original baroque design (a rectangular nave with heavy walls supporting the vault), although the rest of the temple is mostly plateresque.

Getting there

Plaza de San Francisco s/n, Col. Centro. 58000 Morelia, Morelia

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