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Address: Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Sun 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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This Jesuit church is a masterpiece of baroque and Quiteno-colonial art...

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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This a must see when in Quito

Even if you only have time to visit one church in Quito it should be this most ornate Jesuit church in the heart of the old town. There is a small fee to visit. Photography is... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2014
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2014

Even if you only have time to visit one church in Quito it should be this most ornate Jesuit church in the heart of the old town. There is a small fee to visit. Photography is not allowed, although someone was sneaking a photo without flash when they thought no one was looking!

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Tel Aviv
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328 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2014

This church is covered with real gold which makes it shiny and unique. It is beautiful and different from European churches. It is 4$ for adults (2$ for students) to get in so just do it and enjoy for a short visit.

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2014

100 lbs of 24 carat gold leaf covered columns and structures! $4 and you get a tour guide that speaks English well enough.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2014

An amazing church, in the barock churiguresco style. The decoration, covered nearly everywhere in gold is overwhelming. Even if you do not want to follow the guided tour (included in the entrance fee), its well worth to visit this church.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2014

The church is open to tours on Sundays, you just need to ask the guard to let you in. Foreign admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students. If you can get in for $2 it's nice to sit for a while and take in all the decoration and gold finishing. The church is breathtaking.

Thank HannAB23
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2014

Entering in this church leaves completely breathtaking. It is not comparable with any other colonial church in South America. Everything is covered with gold leaves. The effect is really amazing. There is a small ticket to pay for entering but then very well prepared guides explain all the history of the church and all the main paintings and sculptures.

Thank Federica G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2014

The church is very grand and is reputed to contain enough gold to equal the Country's reserves. The building is very grand, but conveys a feeling of peace, tranquility and spirituality. The columns, statues and friezes are magnificent. The pamphlet received on entry (fee paying) is very informative. We enjoyed our visit, but have to wonder how much good could... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2014

Perfect proportions with intricate Spanish and moorish detailing all bathed in gold to create a dazzling effect. I was awe struck. Don't forget to go back and see the nice art collection in the back. Take a tour, if that's your thing. Don't complain about the $4 admission: it's expensive to maintain and renovate this Baroque jewel.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2014

I love the architecture and it's own unique personality. The interior is very impressive. The wood carvings and the gold leaf central nave is a must see.

Thank Rosana G
Sanford, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2014

Typical, very ornate Catholic with very nice stained glass. Be sure to be respectful and take pictures without flash.

Thank Virginia N

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