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Address: Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Phone Number:
2581-895
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This Jesuit church is a masterpiece of baroque and Quiteno-colonial art...

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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Beautiful!!

The Basilica is a very interesting place to visit. Is merges a European gothic style with a local very peculiar architectural style. Love it!!! There is the possibility to climb... read more

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The Basilica is a very interesting place to visit. Is merges a European gothic style with a local very peculiar architectural style. Love it!!! There is the possibility to climb to the towers. And you have to do it. It is amazing!! Kind of tricky and tired carrying a toddler, though.

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Sedalia, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This church was absolutely amazing. The details throughout the church is stunning. This church is absolutely worth the visit-- it is truly awe inspiring. I recommend this very highly to any traveler in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In you are in Quito, do not miss it. Words and pictures would not explain how beautiful this church is.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Old town Quito is a real gem and this is the jewel- awesome building to view from a distance due to its structure

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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This church has more gold leaf than I have ever seen. The interior blends Spanish,Moorish and Indigenous design elements, but is distinctly baroque. No photographs are permitted inside the church, and there is a fee to enter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I gave never seen so much gold leafing until viewing La Compania. This golden art in this church is jaw dropping. A must see when you are in Quito.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I just sort of stumbled in here since most of the museums in the area are closed on Mondays... We wound up spending around 3 hours here. As you can probably see from the other reviews, they have gold. Lots of gold. So much gold it is awe inspiring at first. Once you calm down a little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Do not miss it. Its relatively unimposing façade houses one of the most magnificent churches I have ever visited (and many have I). Mostly decorated according to Barroque style, the richly elaborated gold-plated carvings creates a glistening kaleidoscopic. You can ask for a guided tour in the entrance (where you pay for the ticket). There is no extra charge, but... More 

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even if you are not religious is a most see of the town of Quito! A HUGE GOLD PLATED TEMPLE!!! No photos allowed, and its free for tourist on the first Sunday of each month

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Covered in gold this place has hidden secrets only for keen and selective eyes. You will find the masterpiece of Quito Colonial Art School and a relic for religious arts. Also if you are prone to conspiracy theories, you will get the touch of masonry through the finest details in paintings and sculptures.

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