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Address: Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Phone Number:
2581-895
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09:30 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 09:30 - 18:30
Fri 09:30 - 17:30
Sat 09:30 - 16:00
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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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Beautiful

The church interior is amazing and very interesting to look at because of the gold leaf and intricate wood carving. My favorite part is the huge painting that illustrates... read more

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The church interior is amazing and very interesting to look at because of the gold leaf and intricate wood carving. My favorite part is the huge painting that illustrates different sins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow, this is a church that I will not forget visiting. There was so much beauty, so much gold and so much detail! If you can only tour 1 church, make it this one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You must visit this astonishing church . You should not miss the chance to see this jewel located in downtown Quito

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First I would recommend a tour guide for this interesting church. Besides the gold leaf throughout the moorish influence is obvious in this 17th, yes it was late on the Quito church scene. The art work alone makes this a must see site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the place all Quitoans told us was a must see. True to form a visit here is truly awe-inspiring interior, with all the surfaces filled with extreme amounts of gold-leaf as well as many exquisite paintings of biblical scenes, my favorites were the two closest to the entry door.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are many very nice and interesting churches to see in Ecuador, but in my experience, this church really is one to visit. What makes it so special is the abundance of gold leaf material found throughout the interior and its symmetrical design. Although no photographs are allowed inside, the snapshots remain in my memory forever. On an interesting note,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I doubt you could find a church anywhere in this hemisphere that has more gold leaf covering EVERY surface of the interior. Atrue work of art and another "must see" on a visit to Quito. Also located in the historic colonial section, not far from the Presidential Palace. Unfortunately photography is forbidden, and on my visit the gift shop had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The church is beautiful, but no photos are allowed inside. Tickets for foreigners are more expensive, but I think they include an English tour at certain times. Be sure to ask about this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Must visit when in QUito. ALl the gold of the Jesuits is there! Never seen so much gold in a chucrh! Take the guided tour for a few dollars, well worth it. DOnt miss the sun above the altar... and the little heads above the columns, a gift of the Jesuits to the local Indian customs. DOnt iss the two... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For me, this church is most beautiful from the outside. The inside is decadence and white faces. Not my style, not my Jesus.

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