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“Spectacular! Don't Miss This Church” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus

Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus
Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito, Ecuador
2581-895
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Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 142 things to do in Quito
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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.
Cuenca, Ecuador
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“Spectacular! Don't Miss This Church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This church is a true marvel. It was renovated by (I believe) the Rockefeller Foundation and the United Nations, and the results are just eye-popping. Try to attend mass if you can; it's really a church service to savor. It's probably best to take a taxi going to and returning from the church because it is located in a tourist area where pickpockets abound. Aside from that unfortunate phenomonon that is encountered in cities around the world, this church is worth the effort of a visit.

La Iglesia de la Compañia de Jesus is one of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen.

Visited November 2012
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“Beautiful church, well looked after”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Beautiful inside, very well looked after and maintained. On-going renovations, lots of flowers. Very peaceful and quiet too.

Visited December 2012
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“The most amazing church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

If you only have a few hours in Quito and you decide to go to the Old Town, which is the first Unesco World Heritage site, you HAVE to stop at la Iglesia de La Compañía. You'll be blown away by the beauty of the work. Everything inside is covered in gold leaf and there's so much detail and work in every single corner that it is no surprise it took over 100 years to finish it. It's definitely a must.

Visited June 2012
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“beautiful baroque interior”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

interior was amazing--lots of gold and salomonic columns galore; faux marble and trompe l'oiel twin staircase

Visited December 2012
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“City of Quito”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Quito has an abundance of old, elegant churches such as this. They are beautiful and a joy to be in.

Visited December 2012
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