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Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus

Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“gold plated” (16 reviews)
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Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Very interesting art work. Fortunately were able to attend a free concert the night of 3/16. An excellent venue for a performance

Thank s_m_smith90
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Well done to the Jesuits. Sunny days are best as the light glitters off the gold. Go early in the morning to avoid long and constant ship cruise tours filling the church.

Thank charles g
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Amazing church, amazing architecture and a beautiful old town full of history and great structures that make the experience unforgettable. A must see if you are staying in Quito.

Thank Spikedidi
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful church. Unfortunately it was crazy busy on Easter weekend so we never made it inside the church but the outside and the main entrance is beautiful and was worth visiting with our walk around the old town

Thank CanaMum2
Reviewed 25 March 2016

From the outside you think it is just another cathedral. But once you step inside, it is opulent. I have never seen so much gold. You cannot take pictures once inside but the beauty will stay with you forever.

Thank eyar
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We enjoyed this church because of the uniqueness of nearly everything being covered in gold leaf, however, honestly it is not most beautiful church in Quito for us.

Thank Terry R
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Definitely recommend a visit to this ornate Jesuit church for $4. Ask at the desk for a free guided tour - I had one in English all by myself from a very knowledgeable guide. Incredibly gifted craftsmen spent 160 years carving, decorating and gilding the...More

Thank Gillian R
Reviewed 24 March 2016

A beautiful place to visit. The inside is just amazing. Paintings from colonial times, polvo de oro making the inside golden, even in the roof. You'll be amazed! Every single corner has a unique story. This barroco style church is so unique you'll want to...More

Thank Jimmy C
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Absolutely beautiful! The ornate gold walls were indescribable. I only regret that I couldn't take pictures of the inside.

Thank Wanda A
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Well worth a visit, very interesting history and amazing although somewhat overwhelming and elaborate carvings and gold leaf.

Thank Wanderingstar99
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Fredo B
Hola yo soy residente de ecuador como puedo consigir para casar me en esta iglesia? Cuanto questa? Como puedo consigir mas informacion.
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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Tod M
Are there public masses held?
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.