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Any visit to the cathedral should be followed by this often overlooked church. The difference between the two churches is striking. Especially good to do both on Sunday right before of after mass. The lights will be on and it will be free. Altar at...More
There are so many spectacular churches in Quito, but the Sagrario is one of the slightly hidden ones, being tucked in behind the Cathedral. Unlike the Compania de Jesus which is on the same street, this church does not charge an entrance fee and allows...More
It looks small from outside, but it is big inside. The mass was going on when I arrived. The priest was talking slowly so I could follow what was going on (with my limited Spanish).
The main altar is made of gold, with intricate designs....More
This is my favorite church in Quito! La Compania de Jesus is nice but it is a shame you cannot take photos inside. The ones I took inside El Sagrario turned out lovely. Fine details all around. Not as well known as La Compania or...More
This structure is adjacent to, and attached to, the 16th century Quito Cathedral, but is generally accessed separately. It is a part of the whole of the Cathedral complex, although it seems more an independent church than an attached chapel, both due to its size...More
Not only can you visit this church for free, you can attend noon Mass on weekdays. There will be several street vendors who want you to purchase things as you near the church.
The church is small and has wooden floors. There is a very...More
As others have stated, La Iglesia de El Sagrario (Church of the Sanctuary) is often overlooked by the guided tours. I was part of a tour group but spent our free day in Quito walking the streets of Old Town. I came upon El Sagrario...More
Located beside the Cathedral, this church is often overlooked by the tours and guidebooks. Started in 1617, it is a 17th century chapel with beautiful altar pieces. It was one of my favorite in old town, and worth taking a few minutes to see.