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

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque
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
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)
Colonia del Sacramento The remains of a Franciscan monastery
Dubrovnik Franciscan Monastery
Florence The Basilica di Santa Croce is the principal Franciscan church in Florence (wiki)
Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda
Lima Monastery of San Francisco
Lübeck Katharinenkloster
Mafra Palace, Convent and Royal Hunting Park 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
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
Popocatepetl monasteries
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands Capuchin monastery in Monterosso al Mare
Querétaro La Santa Cruz
Quito Monastery o San Fransico
São Francisco Square "The Franciscan complex is an example of the typical architecture of the religious order developed in north-eastern Brazil" (unesco website)
Salzburg Franciscan Church
San Antonio Missions founded by Franciscan missionaries
Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca San Francisco Church
Spissky Hrad and Levoca Minorite Church in Levoca
Stralsund and Wismar Franciscan monasteries at both Stralsund and Wismar
Val di Noto St. Francis Church at Ragusa, Franciscan convent at Caltagirone
Vienna Franciscan Church
Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont The historical hospital Santo Spirito at Nizza Monferrato used to be run by the Franciscans
Zamosc Franciscan Church


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