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Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus

Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito, Ecuador
2581-895
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Ranked #1 of 102 attractions in Quito
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: This Jesuit church is a masterpiece of baroque and Quiteno-colonial art with lavish golden altars and gilded columns, making it one of the most ornate... more » Owner description: This Jesuit church is a masterpiece of baroque and Quiteno-colonial art with lavish golden altars and gilded columns, making it one of the most ornate structures in Ecuador. « less
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Quito, Ecuador
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The most beautiful church ever seen, where you will find yourself surrounded by gold, with all the beautiful wood carvings on the ceiling and walls that are covered with gold. You will be amazed with the talent of the local artists from the 16th. Century, who turned this church into a real jewel. This is a must visit if you... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

La Compañía de Jesus, is one of the most beautiful buildings in Quito, which demonstrates the ability of the artists of the Quito Art School style. It is a work rich not only in history but in architectural elements, which is a living example of the Baroque style. The inside of the church was build with 23 carat gold leaf.

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Sydney, Australia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

If you love churches you will appreciate this, the intricate designs inside in gold took my breath away! the ceiling was beautiful and in a lovely location

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Rio de Janeiro
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65 reviews 65 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Impressive amount of gold and careful decoration. Perhaps the most beautiful church of Latin America. Not To Be Missed

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Is just in the Centro Historico de Quito, near the government palace, its Magical, done by angels.... I love this church and its history...the golden parts of the church, it doesnt take you too much time to visit this colonial church.

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quito
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Maybe you are sick of visiting churches. I was. But my wife made me go and I was throughly impressed with the inside decorations. More gold filigree (sp?) here than in all of Europe. Either a spectacular or a spectical, doesn{t matter! It is right downtown. Another must see.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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39 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The interior of this church couldn't be more different from the exterior. Drab brown stone outside gives way to breath-taking opulence of gold inside! Don't miss it! Pictures are not allowed inside so the biggest difference between going during the tourist visiting hours versus mass is probably the ability to walk around freely. We missed the tourist hours (closes at... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is the best jewel in Quito. Don't miss going inside and take your time seeing all the details and the incredible work in gold. It is better to visit when there is no religious services so you can get up close to the front of the church.

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This and the many other churches and cathedrals in Quito will leave you sated. Rather ironic that every surface of this church is covered in gold leaf, but they have to charge $$ for common people to enter it. It is over the top.

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Piura
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you visit Quito you must enjoy the greatness of La Compañia, it is the most representative Church of all the beautiful churchs you can find in the old down town.

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