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San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)

Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
02 211124
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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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Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
02 211124
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

This is one of the oldest (maybe the oldest?) churches in Quito, right on the historic Plaza de San Francisco, which has been a center of activity for centuries. Unfortunately, a metro line is being built and half the plaza is under construction, but this...More

1  Thank Chelsea42
Reviewed 13 June 2016

The churches in Quito are beautiful and this is another fine example. Worth the visit and provides great photo opportunities. The square is currently under construction but does not affect the church visit.

Thank Ali G
Reviewed 8 June 2016

According to my tastes this church, with a clean yet beautiful facade and baroque interiors is the best in Quito, albeit the Church of the Jesuits can be preferred by someone else.

Thank Marco C
Reviewed 6 June 2016

If you are in the area, it is worth a look. It's part of Old Town, but it is not as impressive as Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus

Thank avertie
Reviewed 4 June 2016

It is a huge place. I like it doors. Walking around to feel hundreds years ago, how this place open up to everyone. It is amazing. Do not forget to visit the school.

Thank li000044
Reviewed 3 June 2016

This is a pretty Baroque church in a beautiful square in the old center. It is still in much use today by locals. Artwork inside the church is very nice.

Thank sofiegsd
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We went during services. A beautiful church still relevant in everyday Quito life with a focus on helping people vs restoration. A stark contrast to the Solomonic columned and guilded church nearby.

Thank Josh S
Reviewed 1 June 2016

A visit to the centro historico should definitely include La Iglesia de San Francisco. Be respectful inside. People attending Mass are very devoted in this conservative city.

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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Fantastic baroque architecture, beautiful setting on the old Incan market square. I found the shops under the church to be a fascinating look into the old tunnels used by the .

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 18 May 2016

As much of the scenery in Quito, this was a large ornate church with lots of locals in the front area. Nice to see.

Thank Grady S
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