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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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Unbelievably beautiful!

I visited here as part of the Quito free walking tour. The inside is absolutely breath taking and I felt a real sense of peace. Great for a quick visit!

Reviewed 4 days ago
Conor D
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here as part of the Quito free walking tour. The inside is absolutely breath taking and I felt a real sense of peace. Great for a quick visit!

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a truly beautiful church - the amount of gold makes one wonder if this is where the Inca hid the "roomful of gold" that was promised to the Spanish conquerors. Not to be missed! Note: there is a subway being built in Quito, and a subway station is currently being built directly in front of this church -... More 

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Gresham, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice church, with parts that are being renovated. It is very beautiful inside has a warm and welcoming feel.

Thank John M
South Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The church itself dates back to the 17th century and includes a lot of masterworks from the Quito school of painters from both the 17th and 18th century. Most of the art works are on display in the museum next to the church in addition to beautiful courtyards where you can take pictures. The entry fee of $2.50 per adult... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church is gorgeous! Amazing. however the gold door is meant to keep the unbaptized out. i was able to get in so ita no longer working

Thank jlfurness
Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at this church for a wedding on May 6th, 2017 it's a beautiful location, inside and out. Breathtaking interior, this is a must-see

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Mesquite, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a previous visit during Easter week in 2014, we could not even get close to the church as they were holding outdoor masses and the place was mobbed. On our visit yesterday it was a very different story. Half of the plaza in front of the church was cordoned off as they as doing construction for a metro. The... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful church. If you in the old town, go inside. We visited the old town on Good Friday so it was difficult to look around because the church was very crowded. But from what we were able to see, the interior is beautiful.

Thank niagarariverfatman
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

presently the área near by is under construction for the metro. the church is impressive and has a number of statues.there is a tourist gift store and restaurant beside it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only is it easy to get there; it's a must-see located in the historical center of the city. And the best of it all when you are traveling: it has a WiFi hotspot! You can get there using public transportation, so very convenient. You can't miss it. Just make sure you walk a bit down the streets around this... More 

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