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San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)

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Address: Plaza San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: 02 211124
Description: Established in 1536 by Franciscan monks, this magnificent architectural...
Established in 1536 by Franciscan monks, this magnificent architectural masterpiece features a museum in its convent with art from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
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This church was beautiful- ornate yet with a local character and feel. The frescoes and paintings were delightful! Worth a peek in!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This church was beautiful- ornate yet with a local character and feel. The frescoes and paintings were delightful! Worth a peek in!

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lovely convent cloister with views of the surrounding mountains. A lovely place to sit and meditate. The interior of the church is very ornate. We saw workmen restoring some of the decorations in preparation for the Pope's visit.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I walked around the Old City several days before the Pope's arrival and there was so much great energy. The church was brilliantly lit and easy to walk around.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This church and convent are beautiful and has a very nice colonial art museum. The history of the church is also thrilling and they offer night tours to feel you are living it. A must see in Quito's old town.

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

i was so impressed by the material of this church... definetely a breath taking church... you have to visit the museum too

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Quito, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This plaza is one of the most beautiful places in Quito. Just take a sit and enjoy the view. The mountains, the Panecillo Virgin, the Colonial architecture, the big stones on the floor. Go check the church, the small chapell to its left and the museum to its right. Walk through the nearby streets and smell. Around here are the... More 

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Schertz, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We visited on Sunday between masses. The inside of the church was beautiful, and the church was being restored. We had coffee just outside the church. The plaza was full of families, and there was a choir practicing for their show. We had to laugh as they practiced the same line "Billy Jean is not my lover" over and over... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Gold gilded, spectacular church. Good acoustics. Packed for mass on Sunday. Square in front often has musician groups and to die for a variation on ice cream.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Excellent tour, recommend doing the tour on the right side, with the story of the indian and the devil. We could not do the left sided tour due to lunch hours. The statues and artwork are one of a kind, but if you desire more info, the tour is the way to go, specially if you're non spanish speaking.

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Eastsound, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Such an interesting plaza. Don't miss the gift shop on the lower lever. It winds through what once was the catacombs of the church...an unusual and very fun shopping experience. About a block away is the Presidential Palace that runs daily free tours.

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Address: Plaza San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: 02 211124
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito

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