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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 6 days ago via mobile

Spent an hour in awe of this monumental edifice and numerous chapels and tile works. Don't let metro construction deter a visit to the plaza and church. Breathtaking views within and without!

Thank Cassandra G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside is not impressive. However, once you go inside, you will be shocked at the ornate decorations that cover every square inch of the inside of this church. There are no photos allowed (strictly enforced) but you will be too stunned with the artistic...More

Thank Kathryn C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The newly repaired Museum is just a site you should not miss. Every art piece is shown with taste and museum know how. The Quiteño school is on its splendor, some probably were restaured. Worth to visit for about three hours.

Thank Mayra R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've seen a lot of churches in the past 6 months of travel and this is by far the absolute best church we have ever seen. My husband and I believe it's better then the hall of mirrors in the Vatican! It's absolutely beautiful!! It's...More

Thank Olivia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Initially passed this church on a walking tour but was intrigued enough to go back. It was totally worth the hour we spent inside. For $5 they provided an English speaking guide to explain the fascinating history of the church. The inside is absolutely stunning...More

Thank RaeLynn P
Reviewed 14 August 2017 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 31 July 2017

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 25 July 2017

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

Thank DaniK74
Reviewed 25 July 2017

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 20 July 2017 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
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