We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)

Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
02 211124
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour
More Info
and up
Quito Old Town Tour with Gondola Ride and Visit to the Equator
More Info
and up
Quito City Sightseeing Tour Including Teleférico Cable Car Ride and Volcano Hike
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Established in 1536 by Franciscan monks, this magnificent architectural masterpiece features a museum in its convent with art from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
02 211124
Write a Review
Reviews (1,274)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 554 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This church is much more than just a building. It has some of the most beautiful architecture and representations of Jesus. We observed mass one afternoon and it was very moving.

Thank Farrah H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went inside to the Andalusian garden and it seemed instantly familiar to us as we are parishioners at the Santa Barbara mission here at home. Only this one is several times the size and about 200 years older. A peaceful place, we were able...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the metro construction in front of it, it is worthy visiting the plaza San Francisco and church.

Thank DaniK74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is the oldest church in Quito, the inside is a work of art. You can also visit the tunnels which are now converted into a gift shop that has all kinds of handcrafts, chocolate and diferent goods.

Thank Becky S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just gorgeous a must visit place in Quito I took the bus tour not far from the Marriott JW it was worth taking two hours of great sight seen just divine

Thank mourad b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful church will take your breath away. I have visited many churches all over the world but I don't think I have ever seen one so beautiful. It is impossible to describe - you just have to go to experience it! Unfortunately there is...More

Thank Joan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived here as they were just closing. Our guide paid our fee and we entered. We stayed for a while as the guide talked quietly and softly about the history of the church. It is absolutely beautiful inside. If you take pictures, be discreet....More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is very nice, but we actually enjoyed the plaza even more. A nice open space that fronts the entrance to the church.

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This massive church is open 7-11 a.m. and then again from 3-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. The altar is being refurbished but it doesn't distract from seeing its beauty. There is a pretty library tucked away. Follow a side hallway to see the priest's garments and the...More

Thank minnesotans4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must visit place and pay homage to Lord Jesus and see the beautiful gold carving in there , sadly cannot tKe pictures inside and admission fee 3 usd .

Thank ashishaurora10
Nearby Restaurants
Casa Gangotena
465 reviews
.11 km away
Cafeteria Fabiolita
182 reviews
.31 km away
Hasta La Vuelta
609 reviews
.39 km away
Panaderia Reina de la Paz
49 reviews
.40 km away
Nearby Attractions
Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus
3,766 reviews
.15 km away
Quito Old Town
3,667 reviews
.16 km away
Casa del Alabado
624 reviews
.15 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines