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Address: Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Phone Number:
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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The Pinnacle of Quito's Ornate Churches

Quito seems have been where the different orders of the Catholic Church competed to build the most ornate and richly decorated churches. The Jesuits won with highly gilded... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Quito seems have been where the different orders of the Catholic Church competed to build the most ornate and richly decorated churches. The Jesuits won with highly gilded, symmetrical, moorish designs. Don't miss the tromp l'oeil staircase just on your right as you enter. It matches a real spiral staircase on the other side of the church.

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Portland Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An outstanding example of baroque architecture on steroids. (And there's a name for that, Churrigueresco.) "La Compañía is one of the most significant works of Spanish Baroque architecture in South America. It is Quito's most ornate church and (according to some observers) the country's most beautiful." (Wikipedia) Be sure and take advantage of the (free) guided tour (Spanish and English);... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This church certainly lives up to its reputation as the most ostentatious interior you are likely to see anywhere in South America. There is hardly an area not covered in gold leaf. The scale and intricacy of the workmanship is very impressive and for this reason it is worth seeing but on the other hand it also seems to be... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This church is incredible, and the decoration and details inside will amaze you. Don't pass up the opportunity for a personal tour, it's worth every penny! If you want a shorter or longer tour just let them know at the beginning. But the guides are great, know interesting details and really make the visit memorable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 3 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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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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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 5 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 1 week 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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