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Located around the corner of Plaza Independencia, this magnificent building was originally built as the Cathedral’s chapel and is considered one of the most beautiful churches in Quito.
Gabriel Garcia Moreno y Espejo, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

We were lucky enough to see a wedding party gathering outside. We followed them in and watched part of the service in this beautiful building

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank pacificaamanda
Reviewed April 1, 2019

Next door to the cathedral is Iglesia de El Sagrario, another beautifully ornate church with a lot of gold decorations, as well as what is probably the squeakiest wooden floors known to man. It was began in 1657 and completed half a century later. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2019

There are better and more intricate designs in other churches but this is still worth popping inside for a look..

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thecatsmum4
Reviewed February 10, 2019

El Sagrario – It was originally the main chapel of the Cathedral. It sits facing to the west and is extremely beautiful.. It’s right beside the Compania De Jesus Church. I did not get in but it’s gorgeous!!!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gary c
Reviewed February 1, 2019

This church much less resplendently designed and it features far less gold and intricate carvings. Nonetheless is it no less beautiful and by it having many locals inside praying, it has more of local and true atmosphere.

Date of experience: January 2019
35  Thank WilliamThomas
Reviewed January 11, 2019

A great church to see. While I found it a bit gaudy and ornate, it’s still beautiful Yes, it’s worth a stop. You’re already in the grand plaza area Like most, it’s a working parish with masses held regularly Basilica, Santa Barbara, El Sagario, etc.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Summerasalifestyle
Reviewed December 30, 2018

It is free t go in and it is always open. I do recommend going inside to check it out. It is beautiful!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Nathália P
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful church is El Sagrario. Enjoy the wonder art though out this church. Don’t miss the dome. Nice quite visit from the very busy area of the main plaza.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank David20130609
Reviewed December 10, 2017

Any visit to the cathedral should be followed by this often overlooked church. The difference between the two churches is striking. Especially good to do both on Sunday right before of after mass. The lights will be on and it will be free. Altar at...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Often overlooked this wonderful church, El Sagrario is worth a visit and it is free too. The dome is decorated with frescoes of biblical scenes featuring archangels.

Date of experience: August 2017
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February 27, 2019|
Response from Summerasalifestyle | Reviewed this property |
15-20 minutes should be enough---at least it was for me