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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 - 18:30
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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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Breath taking Guilded Edifice

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... read more

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Elgin, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today 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 2 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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Montreal, Quebec
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 2 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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Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great for cooling off, walking around and viewing the historic paintings, architecture and sculptures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not your ordinary church tour! Only 5 dollars admission. Beautiful, clean and gold everywhere! Construction began in the 1,500's. You can leave your camera in your bag. No photos allowed. But they don't sell pictures of the cathedral. Doesn't make sense.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not particularly keen on visiting churches or monasteries but I did enjoy visiting this one. Everything is gold platted, there are some beautiful paintings and statues inside and there was an exhibition of bells when we were there. Price for foreigners $5 per person.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This a very good example of barroque art strongly mixed with muslim art, a very unlikely (unique?) cohabitation. The church is very rich and the visit is a must.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The interior of this church is amazing! Gold covered chapels, exterior and interior lighting that cast an incredible rainbow of rose color over the beautiful ceilings, and an organ that was being beautifully exercised when we entered. Well worth a visit ... take some time to go through to the courtyard where an exhibition of the history of the Jesuits... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Baroque style church covered with gold, on the roof, walls, columns just about everywhere. Interesting to see but my personal taste found it not as appealing as the more traditional type of older church's with amazing artworks and stained glass. Worth a visit due to its uniqueness however and historical value.

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