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“Simply Stunning”

Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus
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Owner description: This Jesuit church is a masterpiece of baroque and Quiteno-colonial art with lavish golden altars and gilded columns, making it one of the most ornate structures in Ecuador.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Simply Stunning”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Who would have thought from its modest exterior? This church almost glows from the amount of gold inside. If you visit one historic building in Quito, it should be this one.

Visited September 2012
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“Nice church”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

It's quite grand and beautiful. It's worth a visit, avoid Sunday, as they would stop tourists from going in on Sunday to allow local worshippers to partake the services.

Visited July 2012
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Sydney Australia
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“Fabulous”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

The ornate but grey exterior does not prepare you for the wonders onside. The most beautiful church we have seen in South America. In the old town a walking tour with a guide is recommended, this enabled us to more fully appreciate this church

Visited October 2012
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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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“worth a visit”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

The richness of the decoration, mainly gold leaf, is astounding. You cannot take photos inside, but you can stare upwards and marvel at the opulence. On your way out do not miss the large painting of Hell, with useful labels (in Spanish) of various sins and the terrible tortures given out for them!

Visited October 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Beautiful - To Sit and Explore the Art”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

The entry was a few dollars, versus free in some of the other churches, but it was worth it. Stunning decorative architecture and art.

Visited October 2012
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