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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%
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Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If it's your first time in the city, this place it's a must see, mostly cause of the architecture and history.

Thank criticmagc
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a good place for those who think that all the churches look the same and they have seen everything. I have seen many but I definitely won't forget this one. If you were to pick only one of a dozen of churches in...More

Thank Michal R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An English speaking tour guide added layers of understanding for this visit. Could easily overlook the synchronized ways that indigenous worshippers and superior artists left their marks and sometimes uneasy shared histories here. Under layers of gilded ornament and sophisticated frescoes and paintings.

Thank Cassandra G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture from the outside is already a masterpiece but when you go in you have to take some time to adjust for the sheer beauty of it. Covering in gold leaf the alter is surely one of the most intricate i have seen. It...More

Thank SVELMalta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Church has been rebuild and restored to its former glory. Its really a wonderful place that seems made entirely from solid gold. If you come to Quito you should come here.

Thank Claudia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many many churches to visit in Quito. Pay the entry fee to climb to the towers and see great views of the city all around. The last couple of flights up are circular stairs where only 1 person at a time can go up or...More

Thank GHamp23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is located within walking distance from downtown Quito. Everything inside this church is said to make out of pure gold or plated with pure gold and they all look like it. Regrettably picture-taking is not allowed inside the church.

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing exterior design interior. It's $5 for a tourist and $2.50 for a tourist student. As so many of the church's have the most beautiful interior and are free we felt we didn't need to pay to enter this one. But if you have money...More

Thank Olivia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful Jesuit Church where the interior is just amazing. So nice to see everything looking like gold!!

Thank Hugues S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit over the top in my opinion but if you like gold you'll definetly get your share in this church ;)

Thank Daniel K
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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.