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Address: Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Phone Number: 02 211124
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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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We walked around the old town and enjoyed visiting this and some others churches in town. This was one of the more interesting for a visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked around the old town and enjoyed visiting this and some others churches in town. This was one of the more interesting for a visit.

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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In my opinion, this is the most beautiful of the many ancient cathedrals. It still serves the community, too. One must see it to fully appreciate it.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Of the many churches I visited in Quito (about eight or nine if I correctly recall), this was the one that really captivated me. Perhaps it was the broad facade that gave it a more dramatic presence, or the fact that it is located in a square with a very authentic and atmospheric vibe, but this was one of my... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this as part of our Quito tour, and I especially enjoyed the quiet, peaceful atmosphere. We were lucky enough to arrive as a mass was beginning, so we paused to listen for a while.

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Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see in the old town. Such a beautiful Cathedral. Lots of photos being taken despite signs to the contrary.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church and attached monastery are excellent value at $2:00 each. There attached cloisters were great, with views of the volcano behind. There is a cafe and a fantastic fair-trade shop underneath the monastery.

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A light airy visit inside the Church leads you into peaceful garden courtyards full of little birds and doves. Old museum with many religious artefacts and history of Ecuador during the Spanish reign. Worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive beautiful church, especially together with the convent next door. This has a nice courtyard, religious art and access to the second floor of the church. I also enjoyed the souvenir shop which winds under the church. Access from the square in front of the church.

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Willimantic, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site was included in our walking tour of Old Town. Part of the plaza was under restoration but didn't detract from the beautiful church or the view of the Madonna overlooking the city.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very nice to see, part of the history of the city! check the time of the guides tours and enjoy, there are an information point to check the folders en time of tours.

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