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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 25 April 2016

A pretty church with interesting history. Sometimes on the weekends and special occasions there will be markets set up in the plaza out front. A must-see part of your Centro Historico tour. Try to get there before 5pm so you can have a peek inside!

Thank KevinandJenn
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We wandered over the this church as we were waiting for another to open and what a find! It is beautifully ornate inside and was not as busy with tourists we we went in the morning. I would also highly recommend the monastery and museum...More

Thank Claire E
Reviewed 13 April 2016

This church has so much history too it the tour provides an awesome insight into the past. Even if you don't go in be sure and climb the stairs to to top of the outside of the church for a beautiful view. People will walk...More

Thank ktakens
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

The tour was wonderful. We went during Palm Sunday, and the tour guide explained how the traditions were started and what to expect to see. The church is BEAUTIFUL. We also were told of how the outside block wall of the church was made. Gold...More

Thank ImaHappyTraveler702
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Do not miss this church and open to the public for services. The painting of Our Lady is magnificent and the church is a hidden gem. Long uphill walk back though.

Thank charles g
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Beautiful church and what's nice is even if you don't want to go Inside you can sit and look down on the old town of Quito and watch life go by. We ate some delicious local treats from a street vendor outside the church for...More

Thank Angelique05
Reviewed 20 March 2016

For us, San Francisco was certainly the most beautiful church we saw in Ecuador, not so much from outside but the interior is an absolutely harmonic symphony of colonial baroque architecture, more touching than the overloaded but more famous Compania de Jesus.

Thank Carignano
Reviewed 18 March 2016

There are better churches in Quito - El Sagrario and La Compania. But this church has some great history and a funny story to go with it!

Thank GlobalSpanishTravel
Reviewed 17 March 2016

It's constructed on the ancient Inca ´s palace. Its arquitecture indoor and outdoor with the paintings of famous artists of the colonial times give an attractive and impressive view. The famous Jesus del Gran Poder `s Procession departs and arrives to this church.The Cantuña´s legend...More

Thank Victor C
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

I have been in many churches in many parts of the world. I find that churches are churches. Some more ornate or historical than others. This one ranks up there, but churches become very repetitive. If you like churches, you will likely enjoy this one...More

Thank Paul J
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