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Santo Domingo Church (Iglesia de Santo Domingo)

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Santo Domingo Church (Iglesia de Santo Domingo)

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Santo Domingo y Puerto Rico, Quito 170150 Ecuador
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michael c wrote a review Oct 2020
Ahus, Sweden999 contributions272 helpful votes
one of so many churches in the old part of Quito. this church we actually managed to see also from inside.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Robert O wrote a review Jan 2020
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,324 contributions1,563 helpful votes
Already in 1540 when the Spanish conquest was still ongoing, the Dominican order planned this church as part of a bigger project to christianize the local population. The church was completed in 1688. The Dominicans are specialized in preaching focusing on the lower poor sections of the population. They are also called the Order of Preachers (OP). Instead of staying within the walls of a convent, they went out. Many of them traveled and stayed in cities. During the 1500s and early 1600s they were quite fanatic, though gradually adjusted to the general pattern. Still when you observe the church you see the style is more simple and sober than that of the Jesuit and Franciscan churches in Quito. The ten side altars abide by the prevalent Baroque expression of religion: detailed woodcarvings, gold leaf and rich ornamentation. Note the chapel of the Rosary above the arch over Rocafuerte street. The artists have given it their best. My impression was the church nowadays functions as an average parrish church serving the poor and lower middle class neigborhood. By the way the initial focus of the Dominican preachers.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Carla S wrote a review Aug 2019
Dalian, China11 contributions
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I truly love this place! It not only has a beautiful view from the roof but also is full of history and rich architecture.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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waynenjanice T wrote a review Aug 2019
Georgetown, Texas354 contributions80 helpful votes
A beautiful, warm church but no one was interested in helping when I was crowded at the front door and my mobile phone picked out of my pocket. There was a church person right at the door - I find it hard to believe that she didn't see it happen. Yes - I know I should not have had my mobile phone in my pocket but the lack of caring of the church people was sad. Maybe it's a known happening there by a local they know? At least it wasn't $ or passport or credit cards - which were firmly locked in a special bag.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Alan D wrote a review Jul 2019
Curaçao44 contributions3 helpful votes
It's free to enter and the church is very pretty in a catholic neoclassical style. The ceiling has a moorish styling and is particularly lovely.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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