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San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)

Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Established in 1536 by Franciscan monks, this magnificent architectural masterpiece features a museum in its convent with art from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
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“choir loft” (7 reviews)
“worth a visit” (26 reviews)
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Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed yesterday

So, it if happens to be open when you are visiting, be sure to you visit! A guided tour is a great way to learn about the history, artwork and treasures inside.. This church is a variety of architectural styles given that it took approximately...More

Thank bas0921
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The altar is covered with gold leaf. Nothing new, but still impressive. The museum section displays pictures of previously alive bishops, or some named, leaders. All are men, and all are white. The patriarchacy and European blood lines rule. There are two rooms of ceremonial...More

Thank Gcruik
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd recommend seeing this with a tour guide, but it is a beautiful active church. The artwork is awesome and the architecture is worth going out of your way to see.

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is worth visiting and learning about the convento, the legends, the impact in Quito's social and economic.landscape. There are guided tours in a variety of languages.

Thank carlosyfaby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a historical and beautiful place to visit in the middle of city center! Once you enter this church everything will be so peaceful and quiet ! And it is such a big difference if you compare the busy streets just outside! It is also...More

Thank Ankan2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent an afternoon with my Spanish tutor during my 8 day Spanish immersion course. She’s a native of Quito so she not only had the history at her fingertips but also her own personal experiences. I probably saw every possible church in Quito. I...More

Thank Dohn T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely old paintings from 16th century it costs $3 to go inside and walk around the building and courtyard.

Thank JoR8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am skeptical about church tours. It is just not my thing. However, in this case, I will make an exception. The architecture and decoration is amazing. Every sculpture told a story and it wasn't all gore and suffering. I felt that the sincerity of...More

Thank Dennis L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the many beautiful churches in Quito is a must to see, really love it and the tons of Palomitas around it!!

Thank Dorys P
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Another church albeit a magnificent building set in a large plaza. Lots of cafes, bars and restaurants hawking their wares nearby.

Thank Drew M
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