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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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“IGLESIA SAN FRANCISCO DE QUITO”

It is a Catholic building located in the Historic Center of Quito located in the Plaza of the same name. Many legends envelop its construction of more than 150 years. Considered a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Guayas Province, Ecuador
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Guayas Province, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a Catholic building located in the Historic Center of Quito located in the Plaza of the same name. Many legends envelop its construction of more than 150 years. Considered a continental architectural jewel, for its diversity of styles combined with perfection in its 40 thousand square meters of construction . It was built between 1550 and 1680 and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this area a few times while in Quito, and also loved the art gallery/shop that is located underneath the church - it goes on forever like the catacombes and had lovely art... pricier than at the market, but great to see! Also had breakfast at the cafe right under the church - great local breakfast and the best... More 

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

This is a must for anyone coming to Quito's historic center. Take the time to do a complete visit of the interior museum, church, courtyard, etc. The reward yourself with a cofffe or light lunch and shop for antiques, fine arts and crafts and souvenir at the shop / cafe below

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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 3 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 3 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

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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