We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus

Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 110.00*
and up
Small-Group Quito City Tour including Capilla del Hombre Art Museum
More Info
US$ 125.00*
and up
Private Quito City Tour and Middle of the World
More Info
US$ 55.00*
and up
Half Day Tour Old District Quito
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
This Jesuit church is a masterpiece of baroque and Quiteno-colonial art with lavish golden altars and gilded columns, making it one of the most ornate structures in Ecuador.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gold leaf” (209 reviews)
“beautiful church” (205 reviews)
“gold plated” (16 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (3,896)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,588 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The interior of this church has to be seen to be believed. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos inside, as the flash would deteriorate the ornate gold leaf. The church took 160 years to complete and it is easy to see why, when...More

Thank Bollinger_Babe
Reviewed 4 days ago

One Old World cathedral may start to resemble another to some after a few too many trips, but there is no danger of that here. This New World masterpiece is one of the most passionately extravagant one is likely to see anywhere, blending baroque, colonial...More

Thank Tacomataster
Reviewed 4 days ago

This church is a must when visiting Quito. It is just amazing! The facade is made out of carved stone and looks really imposing, but the magic is in the inside. The inside of the church is covered in gold and has many antique religious...More

Thank Gaby D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Be sure to ask for a guide, as there is no charge for this service, but they don't advertise or volunteer this information. The guide was very knowledgeable, and greatly enhanced our appreciation of this work of many artists over many years.

Thank Brenda T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like most churches I was taken by the stunning architecture that draws my attention. My wife and I were here this past sept and she was impressed mainly with interior of the church with lots of gold being used, relics ,paintings etc. I resented paying...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little church to visit in downtown Quito. Gold is everywhere inside. A very cool painting of hell on one side of the entrance and heaven on the other. Ornate details throughout the church. Photos are prohibited.

Thank Casey Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Jesuit church in Old Town. Gold, gold and gold everywhere!! There is a $5 charge to enter, but it is worth it. Be sure to take free guided tour - offered in many languages. Ask about it at the when you pay since they...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church itself maybe be impressive but the attitude of staff and security - who seem to view visitors with a great deal of suspicion and almost dislike - ruined the visit for me. I understand they want to maintain the religious spirit of the...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a point to stop and see this church while in Quito in September. Don't miss it -the architecture and interior is as stunning as any mainstream European church. Only down side - no pictures allowed inside.

Thank Mark0313
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church is opulent and covered in gold inside. It is certainly worth a visit to see it. The decorations in the church are intricate and finely done by various skilled masters of the time. Entry is not free and quite pricy! No audio guide...More

Thank Polo_and_Marco
Nearby Restaurants
Casa Gangotena
476 reviews
.21 km away
La Purisima
242 reviews
.29 km away
Cafeteria Fabiolita
200 reviews
.18 km away
Hasta La Vuelta
622 reviews
.29 km away
Nearby Attractions
Quito Old Town
3,755 reviews
.03 km away
Casa del Alabado
636 reviews
.26 km away
San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)
1,314 reviews
.15 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Fredo B
11 June 2016|
Response from Juan M |
Puedes conseguir info en la pagina oficial de la fundación, sin embargo el precio de la boda rondaba entre los 500 dólares.
Google Translation
Tod M
3 October 2015|
Response from Tony V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have specific schedules for masses and of course every sunday the church is closed for visits and it is only open for locals to attend a mass.