Parroquia San Francisco de Asís, Montevideo

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Parroquia San Francisco de Asís
Ciudad Vieja de Montevideo.jpg
Basic information
Location Montevideo,  Uruguay
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Parish church
Architectural description
Architect(s) Víctor Rabú[1]
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Neo-Romanesque
Direction of façade North

The Parish Church of St. Francis of Assisi (Spanish: Parroquia San Francisco de Asís) is a Roman Catholic parish church in Montevideo, Uruguay.


Dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, the church was originally established 2 December 1840.[2]

Located at the intersection of the streets Cerrito and Solís of the Ciudad Vieja, it was built in the 19th century in Neo-Romanesque style by French-Uruguayan architect Victor Rabu, who was inspired by the basilica of St. Sernin, Toulouse;[3] the building was completed in 1870.[4]


  • César J. Loustau (1995-01-01). Influence of France in the architecture of Uruguay. Ediciones Trilce. p. 146. ISBN 9974-32-116-6.
  • Guía Arquitectónica y Urbanística de Montevideo. 3rd edition. Intendencia Municipal de Montevideo, 2008, ISBN 978-9974-600-26-3, pages 50, 132.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Historicist fervor". EL PAIS. 13 April 2003. (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "San Francisco de Asís". Archdiocese of Montevideo. Retrieved 30 March 2013. (in Spanish)
  3. ^ César J. Loustau (1995-01-01). Influencia de Francia en la arquitectura de Uruguay. Ediciones Trilce. pp. 46–47. ISBN 9974-32-116-6. (in Spanish)
  4. ^ "Plot of the Church of St Francis of Assisi". Intendencia de Montevideo. Retrieved 30 March 2013. (in Spanish)

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Coordinates: 34°54′22″S 56°12′32″W / 34.906°S 56.209°W / -34.906; -56.209