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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 is a must-se when in Quito. It is lovely both inside and out and the square in front of it is ideal to grab a coffee or cold drink, relax and people watch

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This Church is a must-se when in Quito. It is lovely both inside and out and the square in front of it is ideal to grab a coffee or cold drink, relax and people watch

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The paintings hanging in the church are some of the best of the unique Quito School dating back to the 16th century. These examples of religious teachings are found nowhere else in the world and are worth the trip. The plaza is also a great meeting ground for locals and tourists alike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Renowned since the 17th century for its patronage of and education offered in the arts, the Iglesia de San Francisco has a not-to-be missed 17th/18th century Quito Baroque interior. (photos allowed). The large plaza in front is a great place to absorb Quito culture and relax in a cafe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great place to step inside for break in the heat. Beautiful altar!!! Always enjoy seeing the splendor of church's from hundreds of years ago and this is no exception.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is an amazing church. The only downside is that it seems to be going through some renovations and the stairs/wooden walkway seem too scary for me, hence the 4 stars. The views are breathtaking even from the reachable, safer overlooks. Definitely a must when visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The san francisco is huge church and a big square to one side the gangotena hotel very nice, to the other the sucre street where you can enjoy the nice borojo and avocado drink very nice first go for praying in the church please mark this as helpful in the link bellow, since it is a free contribution to this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

An interesting old Monastery to wander around and see some nice art work. The impact was somewhat spoiled by all the construction work underway internally but we tried to get a sense of the history on show despite this. Lovely internal courtyard.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Didn't get much time to see this church on our walking tour but was pleasantly surprised by the decorated interior and the large square where lots of people were milling around. The facade of the church doesn't do it justice, so make sure you step inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very impressive church and the square outside is very active All of the fixtures in the church are made of wood and extremely impressive. As of June 2015 half of the inside of the church is being renovated but still worth seeing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The church stonds on a large square were several activities seem to happen at the same time and even disturb each other. The Church is build in barok style. not only from the outside but also the inside is heavily decorated. the ceilings are remarkable. just near the chuch you can find the museum/monastery with a very nice inner place.... More 

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

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