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Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus

Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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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.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

From the outside you think it is just another cathedral. But once you step inside, it is opulent. I have never seen so much gold. You cannot take pictures once inside but the beauty will stay with you forever.

Thank eyar
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We enjoyed this church because of the uniqueness of nearly everything being covered in gold leaf, however, honestly it is not most beautiful church in Quito for us.

Thank Terry R
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Definitely recommend a visit to this ornate Jesuit church for $4. Ask at the desk for a free guided tour - I had one in English all by myself from a very knowledgeable guide. Incredibly gifted craftsmen spent 160 years carving, decorating and gilding the...More

Thank Gillian R
Reviewed 24 March 2016

A beautiful place to visit. The inside is just amazing. Paintings from colonial times, polvo de oro making the inside golden, even in the roof. You'll be amazed! Every single corner has a unique story. This barroco style church is so unique you'll want to...More

Thank Jimmy C
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Absolutely beautiful! The ornate gold walls were indescribable. I only regret that I couldn't take pictures of the inside.

Thank Wanda A
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Well worth a visit, very interesting history and amazing although somewhat overwhelming and elaborate carvings and gold leaf.

Thank Wanderingstar99
Reviewed 22 March 2016

There are many religious sites to visit in Quito but this one is outstanding. Gold is everywhere, on the walls, the sculptures, the paintings... Construction started in the early 1600s and there were several additions and itérations throughout the centuries so it is like a...More

Thank Angelique05
Reviewed 22 March 2016

This is a beautiful place, a must-see if you are in Quito. Saint Mariana de Jesus, also known as the "Lilly of Quito" and the city´s patron saint, is buried here. They are rather strict regarding visiting hours, and you can find an interesting museum...More

Thank lupilove04
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Of the many incredibly spectacular and historic places we visited in Old Quito, this Cathedral was our favorite. Stopped by late Sunday morning on Palm Sunday, and the place was packed with worshippers. Easy to find and the view from the street is amazing, the...More

Thank AKflyboy
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Enjoyed this on our evening city tour of Quito. It reminded me of the iconic statues of South America. View of Quito was beautiful at night from base of statue.

Thank MollieMarsh
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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|
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|
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.