San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), Quito

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Gape in wonder at the dazzling gold and ornate carvings adorning the interior of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco). A crowning jewel of the central square, the church has stood for almost as long as Quito itself--construction started just weeks after the city was founded in 1534. Despite significant damage from earthquakes, the church's commanding facade and glorious interior remain in top condition thanks to tireless restoration work. Check out the attached courtyard, which features a ring of palm trees among its manicured gardens. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Quito holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It is incredible the immensity of this Catholic Temple, with an impressive extension and interior detailing part of the Quito history
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  • We were lucky to attend the 10 o clock mass in this church on a weekday. The Mass was in Spanish so did not understand the homily. Very impressed with the interior especially the symbols of the Trinit...  more »
  • Art nestled in the andes, thus we can describe this beautiful temple located in the historic centre of the city of Quito, his works of art are true gems of humanity, its main square is currently in the process of regeneration, due to the work on the construction of the metro of the city
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  • Totally beautiful, in addition to the priests and the guides of the Museum are very attentive and friendly people. The tour is fascinating and full of history, both the convent and the city of Quito. A really delightful experience.
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  • It is very beautiful
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  • It is a beautiful place to learn about sculpture and painting of the Quito School...
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  • It is a beautiful place and very attentive and friendly guides
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