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Address: Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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2581-895
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This Jesuit church is a masterpiece of baroque and Quiteno-colonial art...

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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One of the most spectacular churches

This is among the most spectacular churches I have ever visited (and it´s been a few). Unfortunately (but understandably) you cannot take photographs inside. You can do tours... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is among the most spectacular churches I have ever visited (and it´s been a few). Unfortunately (but understandably) you cannot take photographs inside. You can do tours though, both Spanish and English. When I was there in November, they had opened up so you could visit the chambers beneath the church too, and this was way cool.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed my trip to Quito and this beautiful church was definitely one of its highlights. As beautiful on the outside as it was on the inside! Between the cobblestone streets and Spanish Baroque style of this wonderful church it feels like u are going back in time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We paid $5 to enter the church and it didn't really seem worth it, especially since you can't even take pictures.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Basilica is a very interesting place to visit. Is merges a European gothic style with a local very peculiar architectural style. Love it!!! There is the possibility to climb to the towers. And you have to do it. It is amazing!! Kind of tricky and tired carrying a toddler, though.

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Sedalia, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This church was absolutely amazing. The details throughout the church is stunning. This church is absolutely worth the visit-- it is truly awe inspiring. I recommend this very highly to any traveler in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

In you are in Quito, do not miss it. Words and pictures would not explain how beautiful this church is.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Old town Quito is a real gem and this is the jewel- awesome building to view from a distance due to its structure

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This church has more gold leaf than I have ever seen. The interior blends Spanish,Moorish and Indigenous design elements, but is distinctly baroque. No photographs are permitted inside the church, and there is a fee to enter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I gave never seen so much gold leafing until viewing La Compania. This golden art in this church is jaw dropping. A must see when you are in Quito.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I just sort of stumbled in here since most of the museums in the area are closed on Mondays... We wound up spending around 3 hours here. As you can probably see from the other reviews, they have gold. Lots of gold. So much gold it is awe inspiring at first. Once you calm down a little... More 

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