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“It is beautiful and very gold”

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.
Newmarket, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“It is beautiful and very gold”
Reviewed 10 February 2012

I was surprised that you couldn't take photos as you had to pay $US3 to enter

Visited January 2012
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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Dazzling Jewel”
Reviewed 10 February 2012

I've seen a lot of churches in my life, throughout Europe and the Americas. This one is the most stunning by far! Baroque, glittering gold!

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Otavalo, Ecuador
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“Pretty amazing”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Have to agree that this is certainly one of the great sites in Quito, assuming of course that one has at least some interest in colonial churches. Many folks may prefer to visit more museums and parks while in Quito or go up on the teleferico -- it is a matter of choice. Yesterday we visitted La Compania once again, and since the last time I visited a lot of work has been done to restore, polish, bring out with subtle lighting the remarkable structure and design of this church with its fascinating pre-Colombian patterns and motifs. The statuary plays second fiddle to the building itself. Spend some quiet time just taking it in, and then read more about it online or in a guidebook. In this case, I think that tour guides may distract more than add to the visit.

Visited February 2012
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Quito, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Iglesia de Oro en Centro Historico/Golden Church in Old Town”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

La iglesia es una maravilla por el santuario que es casi 100% cubierta de oro. Es mejor ir con un guia turistica que puede explicar los detalles interesantes de la igle. Sin eso habria sido una igle tipica con mas oro que la mayoria.

Sanctuary of the church is almost 100% covered with gold, which makes it a very ornate church to visit. Recommend going with a tour guide if possible to learn about the details that make this church interesting. Didn't plan to use guide, but the explanation made a "normal" visit to this church an exciting discovery.

Visited May 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“God's House”
Reviewed 3 February 2012

Built in 1605 this Catholic church, situated in the historic centre of Quito, has stood the test of time, surviving a couple of earthquakes over the years. The architecture is very beautiful, with intricate barley-twist stone columns adorning its entrance. The gilded interior has a humbling effect on one and makes one want to go on bended knee. This antiquated, loving preserved, building is still currently being utilized for daily mass. Entry is allowed to other denominations when mass is not in progress.

Visited August 2011
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