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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
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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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Beautiful.

My family and I visited Ecuador during Christmas vacations. We attended the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day mass and it was absolutely beautiful. Go inside to the beauty of this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Molly D
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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States

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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I visited Ecuador during Christmas vacations. We attended the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day mass and it was absolutely beautiful. Go inside to the beauty of this church.

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It´s not about the church, it´s about the whole ambience, the people, the cholas selling crafts and maybe a chiva or traditional bus with a music band... great!

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Thank frederickbauer72
Yavne, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice church, with the drawback that there are muh nicer ones in Quito. Excellent setting, in a large square, with lots of photo-ops not only of the church but of the people too. The church itself is nicely decorated and is certainly worth a stop on any city tour/

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Thank Edith-and-Arie
Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Part of the tour put together by Celebrity. Enjoyed it, and they did all the driving.Glad we stopped there as well was the other places they had on their list. Only one day in Quito but they kept us busy.

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Thank nancyrW4131NA
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412 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were fortunate to attend a mass at the end of Carnival. Very interesting watch people bring tributes to the alter to be blessed. The church should not be missed.

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Thank yogiacomo
Burlington, Canada
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were taken by the beauty of the church and the grounds - attended at the time when choir was practising and we loved it.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Mass was going on when we stopped by but we got to walk through and take some photos. Such a beautiful church and interesting tale about it. The story says that an indigenous Indian was charged to build the church but he was lazy and didn't do the work. When it was almost time for his work to be finished... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The square is used as a market place and for colourful festivals. At its highest point there are views over the town. It is attractively lit at night.

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Thank Chris B
malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a simple building with a square courtyard. nothing special on the ground floor. The highlight is the amazing church upstairs with the winged madonna and gilded ceilings.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This church is so ornate and beautiful. It is absolutely unbelievable. A must visit. I would add a photo if I could but photography is not allowed.

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