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Address: Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Phone Number:
02 211124
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Established in 1536 by Franciscan monks, this magnificent architectural...

Established in 1536 by Franciscan monks, this magnificent architectural masterpiece features a museum in its convent with art from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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Magastical building of excusite proportions . A monument of colonial arquitectura featuring the generous enough plan of the square and beautiful church and monastery .

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Swiss
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Magastical building of excusite proportions . A monument of colonial arquitectura featuring the generous enough plan of the square and beautiful church and monastery .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely old church with great historical relevance for Quito. There is renovations happening in the courtyard which deter from some of your pictures. They are also some empty spots around the church where items have been removed or a local tells us 'stolen'. However still can see the beautiful craftsmanship in the baroque type carving.

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible history, a great mix of architectural styles, and more gold leaf decor than you have ever seen in your life. The guided tour was excellent, teaching history and its influence on the architecture of the building. Well worth the time to explore. I only wish I could have taken some pictures!

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Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour with an incredible legend attached to it. Perfect place to get out, walk around and take in the sites.

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Northville, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this church with the assistance of a tour guide. It is an impressive structure with some nice art work inside. The central courtyard is also very pleasant, and well preserved. The tour was included as part of our larger tour schedule so we were happy to participate.

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Vashon, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Aside from the Church, this is a place to get lunch and coffee, get handicrafts from a reputable location.

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New Delhi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this church on a busy day but it was so quiet inside that I couldn't believe the chaos outside. The walls have beautiful murals and motifs. The plaza in front is impressive

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a huge frontage. On a Sunday there were many family groups. When the entry Plaza has been restored and the protective fencing removed it, it will be a wonderful picture

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is FULL of history and beauty. The gardens and chapel areas were amazing. So much to see and learn about here.

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took over 100 years to build this complex and the church itself is a marvel of Baroque and Moorish architecture. I have never seen such amazing religious art and architecture collected in one place. Hopefully you can visit the main church and the smaller chapel on the south side of the main entrance.

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