St. Agustin Church (Iglesia de San Agustin)

St. Agustin Church (Iglesia de San Agustin)

St. Agustin Church (Iglesia de San Agustin)
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This imposing cathedral features two large paintings of St. Augustine by Miguel de Santiago, a picturesque fountain reminiscent of the colonial era and the Convento de San Agustin, which also contains additional paintings representing the life of Saint Augustine.
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maynard7
Phoenix, AZ294 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
I walked past this church many times during my two week stay in Quito, and it was always closed, despite it being during the official open hours. Then one Friday about 2:30 in the afternoon I walked by and the doors were open. I couldn't believe it so I rushed inside in case they were going to close soon. I was able to walk around the entire church and admire everything and then sit down for a while and just enjoy the beauty. For some reason it was open on Friday afternoon and there was only one other churchgoer inside and a maintenance man that was cleaning all the fixtures. Try to go by if you can because it's very beautiful inside.
Written 12 July 2024
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Gregory W
Mankato, MN3,829 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The church is a historic 16th century structure located in Old Town.
San Agustín is one of the seven monumental churches of the 16th and 17th centuries whose main portico was built on stone in the Spanish Baroque-architecture style. It was restored in 1880 after damage from an earthquake.

The interior of the church houses a series of paintings by Miguel de Santiago depicting the life of St. Augustine. The building includes a small atrium (decorated by a large stone cross), an inside yard with a large garden, and a large session hall where the friars hold dissertations or "capitulations" of faith. The cloister and convent have a separate entrance which leads to the garden. The bell tower reaches a high of 22 meters (70 feet) and houses two bronze bells.
Written 13 January 2022
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
Such a unique and cool design. The large brown door, with the white background, really makes the entrance more grandiose!
Written 22 January 2021
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George S
Miami Beach, FL1,616 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Nice interior of blue columns and ceiling with a pattern of embroidery in red. A bit different from the standard uber-gilded churches such as Jesuit, San Fransisco, or La Merced. Though it has an intricate altar, it is comparatively subdued in grandeur next to the others. Pictures allowed and free admission.
Written 18 February 2020
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA4,232 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This smaller scale church was attractive in several ways. It is not overrun with tourists and seemed populated with locals doing their daily devotions. I particularly liked the beautiful pastel color scheme with the green, blue, rose, and yellow interior. Do go out of your way to stop in and marvel at this delicate little place of worship.
Written 16 February 2020
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,510 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Though the portico and bell tower show resemblance to other churches in Quito built in the same period around 1600, the interior of Saint Augustine looks rather different. Many of the arches are not pointed, but round almost Romanesque style. Moreover the decoration is often painted and rather colorful, though the colors have become a bit faint. The church was completed in 1617. The adjacent monastery is a bit older.

Saint Augustine is the patron saint of (among others) soldiers, which may explain the lesser display of artistic craftsmanship and splendor.
Written 24 January 2020
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gary c
Carolina, Puerto Rico12,658 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
Convento San Agustin – another beautiful convent and this one has such cool wooden doors attached to it. This place again was not listed in the tourist book but it was well worth a look-see!!! Just beautiful and with such history!!!
Written 10 February 2019
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JDB
Scottsdale, AZ5,022 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
Simply a beautiful church. There were an abundance of wonderful wood carvings on the inside. Great spot for some pictures and to sit down and take a minute.
Written 15 August 2018
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Sylvia S
Melbourne, Australia79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
We’ve seen a lot of churches on our trip but this is very memorable for the amazing gold decoration and detail. You would never be bored going to mass here. It’s a good size and a pleasure to visit.
Written 27 May 2018
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Lee L
Valhalla, NY2,143 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
This church was on my list of things I missed my first day in Quito but to hit when I got back from the Galapagos. Unfortunately we returned during carnivale and it was closed. No sign stating they were closed and when/if they would open. I went back multiple times in the morning and afternoon for my two last days in Quito and it wasn't open.
Written 12 March 2018
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