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Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus

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  • Average3%
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“gold leaf”(236 reviews)
“beautiful church”(224 reviews)
“baroque style”(39 reviews)
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.
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Garcia Moreno N 10-43 | and Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 December 2014

This is a truly wonder with non comparison around the world. Its architectural richness is indescribable and almost impossible to define by words. The cover of his main temple, completely carved in volcanic stone and its internal decoration, completely covered with gold leaf, is one...More

14  Thank idrovoviva
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The church is beautiful from the outside. But to enter the church they charge $5.00 from foreigners and $2.50 from locals. This is the height of hypocrisy, considering the lessons of Christianity about using the temple to make money. I know that it costs money...More

3  Thank Paradise803209
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a well maintained church. I guess the Jesuits take the $5 cover charge and use it to maintain the building. It seems kinda strange that this is the only church in the old town that charges for admission. But it also prohibits any...More

Thank Troy M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve seen a lot of churches all over the world, some more grand, some less, but the guide in this one was informative and entertaining. Gold everywhere, but only about 45 pounds...thin gold leaf. Very worthwhile for30-40 mi

Thank skiNebraska
Reviewed yesterday

Really shows the efforts of the Spanish to impress the locals and interesting overaly of Spanish and local decoration (and the Spanish side additionally looks back to the Moorish influences found in Andulusia)

Thank davidu608
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were very surprised by the beautiful of the historical center and all the churches. It is valuable to spend enough time to Quito. Two years ago we have been to La Paz and Lima. No comparison! Quito is fantastic

Thank klurc
Reviewed 2 days ago

This church is dazzling. Unfortunately, you can't take pictures inside, but postcards are for sale. It is worth a visit just to take in all the art work and the gold leaf.

Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely beautiful church with incredible architecture. Be wary though - no photography. I didn't see any signs but found out the hard way...got chastised by a security guard.

Thank gdneill
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful example of baroque style. The guided tour is worth the price. Very knowledgeable guides. Given advance notice, they can provide an English speaking guide. It is actually a working church with masses celebrated regularly.

Thank Sandi M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spectacular! This is the finest example of baroque architecture in the Americas. If this church doesn’t give you goosebumps, nothing will.

Thank JeffreyWaller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must stop if you visit Quito. I wish they allowed you to take pictures here. It was beautiful. Recommend you take the guided tour. Not too long and highly informative.

Thank alt0nr
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our highlights! This cathedral was 160 years in the construction, built by the Jesuits. An enormous amount of gilt was used throughout. An absolutely beautiful structure, in the heart of the old city- which must not be missed.

Thank 112traveler47
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9 April 2018|
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Response from Timo U | Reviewed this property |
Not long , we had a private guide for the day, with him 1/2 h,
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Mary G
26 February 2018|
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Response from JerriV | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure, however each fee’s are very reasonable, some just take donations. I don’t believe we paid more than $5 pp at any of these churches and we visited several. You might try Quinto Tourism for that question.
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.
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