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Church and Crypt of San Francisco

Church and Crypt of San Francisco

Funerary architecture

Opening hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 10.30 am to 2pm; evenings closed (Winter); 5 to 7 pm (Summer). Sundays and Public Holidays, from 10.30 am to 2 pm.

Direction: Plaza de Bejanque, s/n, Guadalajara.

Telephone: 949 887 099

Web: Visit the website

From the west side of Santo Domingo Square, Capitán Boixareu Rivera Street leads down Corcordia Park on the right; from the end of this street one can see the Fort of San Francisco.

Church entry: free.

Crypt entry ticket: 1€ (monument included in Guadalajara Card).

This street used to be called Jaúdenes, and is also known as La Carrera street. It was here that knights of old would ride to show off their skills and wealth. For this reason, today the processions of Corpus Christi and Holy Week also go up this street. The street leads to plaza de Bejanque and the church and fort of San Francisco.

Before the fort was taken over by the army in the 20th century, it was the convent of San Francisco, founded in the 14th century and much favoured by the Mendoza family.

Crypt of San Francisco

The church of the Convent of San Francisco, destroyed and rebuilt several times, preserves a little know treasure of great architectural importance: the gothic apse conceals the mausoleum of the Mendoza family; the design is based on that of the Mausoleum of the Kings in El Escorial. Thanks to the continued efforts of the City Council and with finance from the “One per cent for Culture” programme, the Mausoleum, a national heritage, has been reclaimed and opened to the public.

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Accessibility

  • Raised floor in the main access door to the church.
  • Many flights of stairs to access the crypt.

How to get there

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