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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold leaf” (215 reviews)
“beautiful church” (209 reviews)
“baroque style” (34 reviews)
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Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The details on the outside were amazing, and the gold inside was somehow both gaudy and beautiful. The "angels" were a bit creepy though, doll heads and awkwardly bend arms trapped in gold. It was cool to see though, and fighting the urge to take...More

Thank number2cac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful church with lots of history and lots of gold leaf. We were there during day of the dead holiday and a basement crypt was open for visiting burial vaults of the departed faithful.

Thank sswtraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is too much for our eyes the gold and wealth in general in there but the ower decoration is clear. No pictures allowed

Thank aho3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I truly enjoyed the atmosphere of this Cathedral and we took advantage of the English speaking tour guide who was most informative about the construction, history and how the amount of gold used.

Thank lloydbayard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It costs only 2 dollars and a guide person is included for this price. The guide shows knowledge about history and other stuff

Thank xaferima
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This 16th century church was amazing! Loved the local artist's depiction of the nativity with a llama and a horse. Wandered back into the museum thru a short door in a side chapel to see the beautiful vestments and papal artifacts.

Thank Gwen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architecture and interior painting and decoration of this very old cathedral are truly remarkable.

Thank Jocelyn S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything is gold...well... Gold painted... Visually stunning at first but then you examine the details and it is not quite the same impression. However when taken in to account with the history and of where you are in the world... It regains some of its...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a guided tour of the church and grounds they were quite spectacular well worth a visit. The paintings and architecture were beautiful.

Thank KayeGriffin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have all over the world and seen so many churches. This is a must. Well kept and really rich in details

Thank S1PRA
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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.