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San Francisco Museum and Convent (Museo Fray Pedro Gocial)

Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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One of my students' favorite spots!

The fascinating and somewhat macabre tale of San Francisco is worth learning as is seeing this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
JoMich
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Alma, Michigan
Primarily Religious Art Collection--Cloister is Exceptional!

As you face the church with your back to the square, the Museum and Convent is on your right, a... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
RichardinOhio
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Located inside the adjacent convent to the Church of San Francisco, this museum features an impressive collection of 17th-century paintings and other works of religious art.
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  • Average6%
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Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The fascinating and somewhat macabre tale of San Francisco is worth learning as is seeing this museum, including the gold altar. Try to go down in the crypt and be sure to have a guide.

Thank JoMich
Reviewed 19 June 2017

As you face the church with your back to the square, the Museum and Convent is on your right, a separate entrance from the church. It is worth seeing. You can access the balcony of the church from inside the Convent as well.

Thank RichardinOhio
Reviewed 24 May 2017

At this museum you can find a complete collection of Ecuadorian art, focused in religious pieces. The museum has seven cloisters, that each one tell their own story. I recommend a guided tour, they are free and guides are well prepared to guide you all...More

Thank EMILE D
Reviewed 2 May 2017

To go to this place its just wonderfull, I loved the arquitecture of the place, all the stories about this place are so magical.

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to stroll around. Not much to see for art but you get access to the second floor of the church that is amazing. Price was $2.50. well worth it.

Thank AroundTheWorldKen
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This place is kept up so immaculately. Beautiful old church , old history. A must see in ten when you are seeing other sites

Thank nancy m
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This puts the Church and the Franciscans into more context through art and furnishings and just being. The inner courtyards are beautiful. A nice nod to Saint Francis is the constant presence of birds. A visit through the Museum to the Franciscan choir portion of...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 12 January 2017

A great place to kill an hour learning about Quito's past. Only 2 dollars to view and well worth the money. Many points of interest through out the building.

Thank Dixie S
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Nice collection of religious artifacts and paintings at the Museum. The convent itself is still in use by 30-something San Franciscans.

Thank marcelwiersma
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Another "must see" location that we visited on our city tour of Quito. We were fortunate enough to see a monk walk by which made the visit seem even more authentic!

Thank Lana K
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