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Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus

Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (205 reviews)
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Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Be sure to ask for a guide, as there is no charge for this service, but they don't advertise or volunteer this information. The guide was very knowledgeable, and greatly enhanced our appreciation of this work of many artists over many years.

Thank Brenda T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Like most churches I was taken by the stunning architecture that draws my attention. My wife and I were here this past sept and she was impressed mainly with interior of the church with lots of gold being used, relics ,paintings etc. I resented paying...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great little church to visit in downtown Quito. Gold is everywhere inside. A very cool painting of hell on one side of the entrance and heaven on the other. Ornate details throughout the church. Photos are prohibited.

Thank Casey Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Jesuit church in Old Town. Gold, gold and gold everywhere!! There is a $5 charge to enter, but it is worth it. Be sure to take free guided tour - offered in many languages. Ask about it at the when you pay since they...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church itself maybe be impressive but the attitude of staff and security - who seem to view visitors with a great deal of suspicion and almost dislike - ruined the visit for me. I understand they want to maintain the religious spirit of the...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a point to stop and see this church while in Quito in September. Don't miss it -the architecture and interior is as stunning as any mainstream European church. Only down side - no pictures allowed inside.

Thank Mark0313
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church is opulent and covered in gold inside. It is certainly worth a visit to see it. The decorations in the church are intricate and finely done by various skilled masters of the time. Entry is not free and quite pricy! No audio guide...More

Thank Polo_and_Marco
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral is a must see. It has beautiful gothic architecture and the interior is very pretty and interesting. If you like cathedrals this is a must see.

Thank renee94903
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Keep an eye out for free classical music concerts on Friday evenings, or rehearsals in the mornings.

Thank gary h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short walk from the Mercure Alameda. If you walk past this church, stop by. It's beautiful inside.

Thank AnneinVirginia
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Fredo B
11 June 2016|
Response from Juan M |
Puedes conseguir info en la pagina oficial de la fundación, sin embargo el precio de la boda rondaba entre los 500 dólares.
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Tod M
3 October 2015|
Response from Tony V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have specific schedules for masses and of course every sunday the church is closed for visits and it is only open for locals to attend a mass.