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Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus

Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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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.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed September 23, 2014

There is an entrance fee and you can't take photos but it's definitely worth a visit and there is more than just the church to see.

Thank Gay B
Reviewed September 22, 2014

This church was built by the Jesuits. The stone columns on the facade were inspired by Bernini's columns at the Vatican. The interior of the edifice is beautiful (beyond words), and covered with gold from floor to ceiling. If this church was built to inspire...More

Thank John E
Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Simply mind-blowing! The architect and the detail is so fascinating that you will be lost praising it. They don't let you take pictures inside so please respect that.

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Reviewed September 16, 2014

Although we had seen gold in Cuzco, this church is something special because it is decorated in the moresque style. Unfortunately we were on a whirlwind city tour and had little time and very few explanations. If I were to visit again, I would take...More

Thank Ingrid P
Reviewed September 14, 2014

While I found the poverty vs the wealth inside this church to be thought provoking, this church is not to be missed. Having a local tour guide to explain the history of the church was quite valuable.

Thank karenkinghome
Reviewed September 10, 2014

One of the highlights of Quito. Incredibly beautiful with its altar covered in Gold. There is a small admission fee, but it's well worth it.

Thank Ronald F
Reviewed September 9, 2014

Amazing,The visit to some of the many churches in Quito is a walk to the past and to the ability of the artisans to create a monument to their faith.They are unique and worth seeing as many as you can.

Thank Freddie D
Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

I've seen plenty of famous churches around the world so most of them don't impress me, but I found this one well worth the visit for its unique architectural style blending baroque with local vernacular. The view toward the back is particularly beautiful. And it's...More

Thank mirthville
Reviewed September 8, 2014

Worth a look - and in a fascinating area of Quito. Have to pay to go in, so if you'd rather not, just go into the front entrance and have a peak for nothing.

Thank JazzerJane
Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very worth to visit, with five styles influence, definitely a place to visit in Quito historical centre. Has a guide in spanish and in english, very usefull to understand every little corner of the church history.

Thank Filipa M
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Fredo B
June 11, 2016|
Response from Juan M |
Puedes conseguir info en la pagina oficial de la fundación, sin embargo el precio de la boda rondaba entre los 500 dólares.
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Tod M
October 2, 2015|
Response from Tony V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have specific schedules for masses and of course every sunday the church is closed for visits and it is only open for locals to attend a mass.