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Address: Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Phone Number:
02 211124

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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Under some renovation

Lovely old church with great historical relevance for Quito. There is renovations happening in the courtyard which deter from some of your pictures. They are also some empty spots... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2017
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Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Lovely old church with great historical relevance for Quito. There is renovations happening in the courtyard which deter from some of your pictures. They are also some empty spots around the church where items have been removed or a local tells us 'stolen'. However still can see the beautiful craftsmanship in the baroque type carving.

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Midland, Michigan
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

Incredible history, a great mix of architectural styles, and more gold leaf decor than you have ever seen in your life. The guided tour was excellent, teaching history and its influence on the architecture of the building. Well worth the time to explore. I only wish I could have taken some pictures!

Thank Gregg Y
Odessa, Texas
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Great tour with an incredible legend attached to it. Perfect place to get out, walk around and take in the sites.

Thank Derekanddoc
Northville, Michigan
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506 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We visited this church with the assistance of a tour guide. It is an impressive structure with some nice art work inside. The central courtyard is also very pleasant, and well preserved. The tour was included as part of our larger tour schedule so we were happy to participate.

Thank BHartMich
Vashon, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2017

Aside from the Church, this is a place to get lunch and coffee, get handicrafts from a reputable location.

Thank eduardoVashonIsland
New Delhi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2017

I visited this church on a busy day but it was so quiet inside that I couldn't believe the chaos outside. The walls have beautiful murals and motifs. The plaza in front is impressive

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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Reviewed February 5, 2017

What a huge frontage. On a Sunday there were many family groups. When the entry Plaza has been restored and the protective fencing removed it, it will be a wonderful picture

Thank croftonMelbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2017

This church is FULL of history and beauty. The gardens and chapel areas were amazing. So much to see and learn about here.

Thank Miranda R
Encinitas, California
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Reviewed February 2, 2017

It took over 100 years to build this complex and the church itself is a marvel of Baroque and Moorish architecture. I have never seen such amazing religious art and architecture collected in one place. Hopefully you can visit the main church and the smaller chapel on the south side of the main entrance.

Thank Anna M
sao paulo
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Reviewed January 31, 2017

Beautiful church; Church that impresses by the amount of gold of its interior, with works elaborated and carved; worth knowing.

Thank gerson m

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