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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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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