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San Francisco Museum and Convent (Museo Fray Pedro Gocial)

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Address: Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Located inside the adjacent convent to the Church of San Francisco, this...

Located inside the adjacent convent to the Church of San Francisco, this museum features an impressive collection of 17th-century paintings and other works of religious art.

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At this museum you can find a complete collection of Ecuadorian art, focused in religious pieces. The museum has seven cloisters, that each one tell their own story. I recommend... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
EMILE D
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At this museum you can find a complete collection of Ecuadorian art, focused in religious pieces. The museum has seven cloisters, that each one tell their own story. I recommend a guided tour, they are free and guides are well prepared to guide you all the way. While you walk through the museum, you will appreciate pictorial exhibitions and marvellous... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To go to this place its just wonderfull, I loved the arquitecture of the place, all the stories about this place are so magical.

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Thank Sarah D
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to stroll around. Not much to see for art but you get access to the second floor of the church that is amazing. Price was $2.50. well worth it.

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Thank AroundTheWorldKen
Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This place is kept up so immaculately. Beautiful old church , old history. A must see in ten when you are seeing other sites

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Thank nancy m
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This puts the Church and the Franciscans into more context through art and furnishings and just being. The inner courtyards are beautiful. A nice nod to Saint Francis is the constant presence of birds. A visit through the Museum to the Franciscan choir portion of the Church is a highlight. Right now it is also a delight to see the... More 

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Thank Fred B
Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

A great place to kill an hour learning about Quito's past. Only 2 dollars to view and well worth the money. Many points of interest through out the building.

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Thank Dixie S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Nice collection of religious artifacts and paintings at the Museum. The convent itself is still in use by 30-something San Franciscans.

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Thank marcelwiersma
Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Another "must see" location that we visited on our city tour of Quito. We were fortunate enough to see a monk walk by which made the visit seem even more authentic!

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Thank Lana K
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

a mass was in progress as we visited early in the morning so limited access, the streets had plenty of locals about.

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Thank Leonie F
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

I had a very interesting and informative visit here. The guides who take you through the museum are excellent. First they showed us a model of the San Francisco church and explained the religious myth of its construction. Then we walked through the museum gallery and the guides explained the religious artworks. Highly recommended, you can easily spend a few... More 

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