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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.
Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
02 211124
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A bit crowded on my visit, but worth the walk uphill to see it. Grand entrance and walkways don't disappoint and you really appreciate the history and architectural craftsmanship as you explore the inner and outer surroundings. Time we'll spent.

Thank MissyPA71
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a beautiful church! The nave is enormous, the roofs are very high and beautiful! The ornamentation is impressive; Pay attention to the pulpit, the choir, the organ, the wooden hands that hold the candles, the golden leaf, the many chapels, the columns, the wood...More

Thank TravelerTrecker
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful architecture inside and out at this church, plus the outside garden courtyards are breathtaking. There was a mass occurring, but our guide took us upstairs to the choir loft which actually offered a terrific view of the beautiful cathedral; many sculptures and ornate stained...More

Thank laneybelle
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky I entered during a communion mass, the church was full of faith, happiness and poeple singing, it was absolutely amazing and all the more as the architecture, wood ornaments, gold paintings... are spectacular!!! Go, go, go!

Thank _lenaicm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think the prettiest in Quito, but don’t miss any chance to visit all of the churches , cathedrals here. All spectacular and the locals are rightfully very proud of them .

Thank george60898
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Due to the Franciscan monks, who came as the first religious order to Quito, this beautiful city bears his name, for those who did not know it, the full name is "San Francisco de Quito". This church and square, definitely marked the history of this...More

Thank Marco B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had to do a homework about this place and my family and me went there, we met that place, now I can say that I know a little more about my city.

Thank Estéfano H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Again a stunningly gilded baroque church; photography not allowed; well worth a visit; a good place to start a visit to the old town in Quito

Thank duskyman
Reviewed 12 June 2018

I am really in to climbing church and bell towers. I have probably climbed atleast 50 by now all over the world. This one might be my favorite. The tower is accessible only with a guide, and it gets very tight at times. However, the...More

Thank Katherine S
Reviewed 9 June 2018

This was a beautiful church overlooking the square. Great sights from all different levels. For a small fee you can either take the stairs or there is an elevator. Since I always like a little extra exercise, I took the stairs. Little did I realize...More

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