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24 Feb 2018
“Beautiful church”
10 Dec 2017
“Right next to the cathedral - you should go”
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Located around the corner of Plaza Independencia, this magnificent building was originally built as the Cathedral’s chapel and is considered one of the most beautiful churches in Quito.
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Gabriel Garcia Moreno y Espejo, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Wonderful church is El Sagrario. Enjoy the wonder art though out this church. Don’t miss the dome. Nice quite visit from the very busy area of the main plaza.

Thank David20130609
Reviewed 11 December 2017

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

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Often overlooked this wonderful church, El Sagrario is worth a visit and it is free too. The dome is decorated with frescoes of biblical scenes featuring archangels.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 25 June 2017

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

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

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

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 18 March 2016

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

1  Thank GlobalSpanishTravel
Reviewed 15 February 2016

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

1  Thank DrWJW
Reviewed 27 October 2015

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

1  Thank 200nightsontheroad
Reviewed 25 March 2015

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

1  Thank Roobydoo5
Reviewed 25 April 2014

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.

1  Thank LakeIslandGirl
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