We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

San Francisco Museum and Convent (Museo Fray Pedro Gocial)

Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Save
Review Highlights
Another Tribute to San Fran

My wife and I know the history and the works of this saint and have been to Assisi and my home... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Patrick S
,
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
AMAZING

The convent was built almost 500 years ago. Its museum shows wonderful works of religious art. Its... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2017
Gustavo V
,
Quito, Ecuador
Read all 106 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
More
Located inside the adjacent convent to the Church of San Francisco, this museum features an impressive collection of 17th-century paintings and other works of religious art.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
LOCATION
Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Write a Review
Reviews (106)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I know the history and the works of this saint and have been to Assisi and my home region of Calabria, Italy to experience his works . To see this church here in Quito was just as amazing although we did not...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed August 14, 2017

The convent was built almost 500 years ago. Its museum shows wonderful works of religious art. Its architecture is incredible and all the stories and legends make the visit a great experience. Of course, you shouldn´t miss the visit to the church, one of the...More

Thank Gustavo V
Reviewed August 2, 2017

By all means make the visit to this beautiful and fabulous museum and convent, which is still in operation, especially if you are Catholic.

Thank Carbonara46
Reviewed July 22, 2017

The fascinating and somewhat macabre tale of San Francisco is worth learning as is seeing this museum, including the gold altar. Try to go down in the crypt and be sure to have a guide.

Thank JoMich
Reviewed June 19, 2017

As you face the church with your back to the square, the Museum and Convent is on your right, a separate entrance from the church. It is worth seeing. You can access the balcony of the church from inside the Convent as well.

Thank RichardinOhio
Reviewed May 24, 2017

At this museum you can find a complete collection of Ecuadorian art, focused in religious pieces. The museum has seven cloisters, that each one tell their own story. I recommend a guided tour, they are free and guides are well prepared to guide you all...More

Thank EMILE D
Reviewed May 2, 2017

To go to this place its just wonderfull, I loved the arquitecture of the place, all the stories about this place are so magical.

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to stroll around. Not much to see for art but you get access to the second floor of the church that is amazing. Price was $2.50. well worth it.

Thank AroundTheWorldKen
Reviewed March 20, 2017

This place is kept up so immaculately. Beautiful old church , old history. A must see in ten when you are seeing other sites

Thank nancy m
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

This puts the Church and the Franciscans into more context through art and furnishings and just being. The inner courtyards are beautiful. A nice nod to Saint Francis is the constant presence of birds. A visit through the Museum to the Franciscan choir portion of...More

Thank Fred B
Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Casa Gangotena
476 reviews
.09 miles away
Cafeteria Fabiolita
200 reviews
.21 miles away
Hasta La Vuelta
622 reviews
.24 miles away
Dulceria Colonial
62 reviews
.20 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus
3,887 reviews
.12 miles away
Quito Old Town
3,748 reviews
.12 miles away
Casa del Alabado
633 reviews
.10 miles away
San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)
1,313 reviews
.03 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from San Francisco Museum and Convent (Museo Fray Pedro Gocial) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit