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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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Beautiful feeling on entering this church

We were luck enough to visit whilst there was a service going on so the atmosphere was electric. Very ornate but beautiful

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We were luck enough to visit whilst there was a service going on so the atmosphere was electric. Very ornate but beautiful

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is beautiful church and a must see. One of the many gold lined churches to see. Take the tour of the abby, right next to the main entrance.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This church was under construction when we visited. It has a very interesting history and is beautiful on the inside and out. The plaza in front of the church is a wonderful place for people watching too.

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Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very ornate inside. We were impressed with the history given us by our tour guide. We also liked the fact that it was close to our hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

If you are in Quito I think a tour around the Churches is a thing you really must do. San Francisco church is beautiful and really sets a time in the past.

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Quito, Ecuador
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Quite frankly, we love looking at Quito's beautiful church's and San Francisco Church is no exception. Just the detail and the expansiveness make this a must see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a beautiful place to walk through, even if you have seen a lot of churches. The age impressed me as well as the catholic art created by the Natives. It was interesting to see how they gave everything their own special touch. The Madonna of Quito was beautiful as were the effigies made for carrying through the streets... More 

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Boston, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is one of the largest monasteries in the hemisphere. Take your time while walking through it and checking out all the art

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Unfortunately my visit was not optimal .. the Church is undergoing renovation, so the interior was a bit messy and noisy. Nevertheless, it struck me as an original work of art, reflecting both human nature and spirituality - which is more than can be said for some of the overly gilded baroque churches in Quito which are just there to... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We had a Gate1 tour guide, so we learned how and why this church looks like it does. Brings it to life when you can hear the story while you are standing inside of the building. This is one reason many institutions have the headphone rentals. People like to have a choice between just looking at something, and learning about... More 

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