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.
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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.
The most stunning interior - even if you don't like visiting churches, this one is a must in central Quito. Don't miss it!
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
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.
We love going into spectacular churches and this was definitely an outstanding church. Disappointed that we could not take pictures though.
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