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!
About San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)
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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
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
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
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
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.