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Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus

Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
2581-895
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This Jesuit church is a masterpiece of baroque and Quiteno-colonial art with lavish golden altars and gilded columns, making it one of the most ornate structures in Ecuador.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold leaf” (203 reviews)
“gold plated” (16 reviews)
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Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Y guide and Zi touted the main part of the church with its fabulous gold altar.A quiet place to reflect and marvel st the old saint statues.

Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a real large church. Easily visited in 30 minutes. Beautiful ceiling. Altar highlighted in gold gild.

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Iglesia de la Compañia is a building one must visit even if one is not a religious person because of its particular beauty and its sense of being in a sacred space.

Thank nhanpi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went just to climb the towers. The winding stairs that begin from the base viewing area (halfway up) are not suitable for larger Americans or people afraid of heights.

Thank Adam L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must do - pay $5 to enter and be impressed with the use and amount of gold leaf in a beautiful setting. No photos - bummer - but impressive!

Thank AlohaTX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most stunning interior - even if you don't like visiting churches, this one is a must in central Quito. Don't miss it!

Thank Su260454
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Words will never be able to describe this opulent wonder of architecture and design. I couldn't help thinking that the Spanish must have hurt a lot of indigenous people in order to get their hands on all of that gold. Sorry, but you have to...More

Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tons of gold. Ornate wood work covered in gold leaf. Those Spaniards sure knew what they wanted when they came to South America! It's quite a sight to see.

Thank Jerome B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love going into spectacular churches and this was definitely an outstanding church. Disappointed that we could not take pictures though.

Thank Lucy E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beautiful mix of indigenous art and baroque art are intertwined throughout the whole church!... some elements of decor are clearly local while others are European. All decorations are made of "gold"! That is "pan de oro" is a technique were gold is mix with...More

Thank Artius V
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Fredo B
Hola yo soy residente de ecuador como puedo consigir para casar me en esta iglesia? Cuanto questa? Como puedo consigir mas informacion.
11 June 2016|
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Response from Juan M |
Puedes conseguir info en la pagina oficial de la fundación, sin embargo el precio de la boda rondaba entre los 500 dólares.
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Tod M
Are there public masses held?
3 October 2015|
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Response from Tony V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have specific schedules for masses and of course every sunday the church is closed for visits and it is only open for locals to attend a mass.
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