Franciscan Order

Members of Catholic religious orders that follow a body of regulations known as "The rule of St. Francis"

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Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque the Franciscan friars settled in Otumba in 1553 under their guardian Francisco de Tembleque, who committed to assist the community of Zempoala and pay 20 annual pesos in exchange for water to be transported to Otumba via an aqueduct (AB ev)
Aranjuez Real Convento de San Pascual: founded by King Charles III of Spain as a Franciscan monastery and built from 1765 to 1770 (wiki)
Arequipa San Francisco church
Assisi "Being the birthplace of the Franciscan Order, Assisi has from the Middle Ages been closely associated with the cult and diffusion of the Franciscan movement in the world, focusing on the universal message of peace and tolerance even to other religions or beliefs." (Official description)
Bethlehem The site also includes Latin, Greek Orthodox, Franciscan and Armenian convents and churches....
Camino Real Former convent of San Francisco in Tepeji del Río - established in 1560 by the Franciscans (AB ev)
Churches and Convents of Goa The Franciscan Order was the first to settle in Goa, obtaining in 1517 itself the permission of King Manuel I to build a convent. (wiki)
Cidade Velha Convento/Igreja de São Francisco
Colonia del Sacramento The remains of a Franciscan monastery
Cordoba St. Francis church, St. Peter of Alcantra
Dubrovnik Franciscan Monastery
Ferrara Chiesa di San Francesco
Florence The Basilica di Santa Croce is the principal Franciscan church in Florence (wiki)
Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda
Granada Convento de la Concepción
Lima Monastery of San Francisco
Lübeck Katharinenkloster
Mafra Held a Franciscan monastery for 300 friars
Mbanza Kongo Franciscan sisters’ complex (school, convent and Church of St. Anthony, built from 1933 onwards).
Mexico City and Xochimilco The Iglesia y Ex-Convento de San Francisco, at Francisco I. Madero #7, was the most important monastic community in the city in all of Nueva España. Founded in 1525 (just 4 yrs. after the fall of Tenochtitlan), even in the XIX century, the Franciscan complex extended for more than 32.000 m2 (roughly the area currently bordered by the Francisco I. Madero, Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas, Gante and Venustiniano Carranza streets). As other monastic communities, the "Ley de Desamortización" signified its and almost all the complex was subsequently sold and demolished. Today, only an altered Church of San Francisco (from 1710, its main entrance was blocked) and the Capilla de la Balvanera (1766) remain.
Morelia Franciscan Monastery
Nice Monastery of Cimiez
Old City of Acre St John Church
Old City of Jerusalem Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Old Rauma "The city is built around a Franciscan monastery; its church still exists" (AB evaluation)
Old Town of Galle Remains of Franciscan chapel that was built in 1543
Olinda Franciscan Monastery
Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles The Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua is governed by the Franciscans of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual.
Plečnik's Ljubljana Church of St. Francis of Assisi (Nomination file, p. 129)
Popocatepetl monasteries
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands Capuchin monastery in Monterosso al Mare
Querétaro La Santa Cruz
Quito Monastery o San Fransico
Salvador de Bahia Church and Convent of São Francisco
Salzburg Franciscan Church
San Antonio Missions founded by Franciscan missionaries
San Marino and Mount Titano "Chiesa and Convento di San Francesco (Saint Francis' Church and Convent) - Both the church and the convent were built in 1361 by the Conventual Minors." (Nomination file, p. 30)
Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca San Francisco Church
Siena The construction of the original Basilica of San Francesco was financed by the Franciscan Order.
Spissky Hrad and Levoca Minorite Church in Levoca
Stralsund and Wismar Franciscan monasteries at both Stralsund and Wismar
Syracuse San Francesco all'Immacolata
São Francisco Square "The Franciscan complex is an example of the typical architecture of the religious order developed in north-eastern Brazil" (unesco website)
Urbino The Convent of Saint Francis was founded by the Franciscan order and is now the convent of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual (a branch of the Franciscans). It is one of the main religious buildings of the city.
Val di Noto St. Francis Church at Ragusa, Franciscan convent at Caltagirone
Venice and its Lagoon Basilica dei Frari and San Francesco della Vigna
Vienna Franciscan Church
Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont The historical hospital Santo Spirito at Nizza Monferrato used to be run by the Franciscans
Zamość Franciscan Church


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