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San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)

Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
02 211124
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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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Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
02 211124
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a truly beautiful church - the amount of gold makes one wonder if this is where the Inca hid the "roomful of gold" that was promised to the Spanish conquerors. Not to be missed! Note: there is a subway being built in Quito,...More

Thank Bert S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice church, with parts that are being renovated. It is very beautiful inside has a warm and welcoming feel.

Thank John M
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The church itself dates back to the 17th century and includes a lot of masterworks from the Quito school of painters from both the 17th and 18th century. Most of the art works are on display in the museum next to the church in addition...More

Thank jamusaba
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This church is gorgeous! Amazing. however the gold door is meant to keep the unbaptized out. i was able to get in so ita no longer working

Thank jlfurness
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We were at this church for a wedding on May 6th, 2017 it's a beautiful location, inside and out. Breathtaking interior, this is a must-see

Thank Jaime G
Reviewed 13 May 2017

On a previous visit during Easter week in 2014, we could not even get close to the church as they were holding outdoor masses and the place was mobbed. On our visit yesterday it was a very different story. Half of the plaza in front...More

Thank NV_Travelers_77
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Beautiful church. If you in the old town, go inside. We visited the old town on Good Friday so it was difficult to look around because the church was very crowded. But from what we were able to see, the interior is beautiful.

Thank niagarariverfatman
Reviewed 11 May 2017

presently the área near by is under construction for the metro. the church is impressive and has a number of statues.there is a tourist gift store and restaurant beside it.

Thank KarenB_007
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Not only is it easy to get there; it's a must-see located in the historical center of the city. And the best of it all when you are traveling: it has a WiFi hotspot! You can get there using public transportation, so very convenient. You...More

2  Thank Elena U
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Worth stopping by and if you have guide learn the important history. Lots to see in old town, this building included. The gift shop is run by artists for artists so it is a decent place to spend $$

Thank Dave D
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