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Address: Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Phone Number:
02 211124
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Established in 1536 by Franciscan monks, this magnificent architectural...

Established in 1536 by Franciscan monks, this magnificent architectural masterpiece features a museum in its convent with art from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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See the inspiration for El Panecillo

Inside the church, (you are not allowed to take photos), you'll be able to see the statue of the Virgin Mary that was the inspiration for the iconic El Panecillo, or Winged... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland
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449 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Inside the church, (you are not allowed to take photos), you'll be able to see the statue of the Virgin Mary that was the inspiration for the iconic El Panecillo, or Winged Virgin, that is a familiar part of Quito's skyline. The church is more run down than some of the others, but still worth seeing. We didn't take the... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church with a lot of history and amazing architecture. Maybe not as lush a other churches in town but definitely worth a visit.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

One of the highlights of Old Town Quito. Recommend doing a tour to get a better understanding of its history and special features.

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The church is magnificent, but don't stop there. Visit the Convento and museum next door as well. For a very small fee you get a very interesting free tour (in Spanish), including a visit into the beautiful choir area of the church, from where you can look down into the main aisle. Also see the inner courtyard of the Convento.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

You'll probably say wow when you walk in the door. Bling central and definitely done with style. In somewhat a dilapidated condition but definitely worth the visit. Cloisters ( convent) next door an absolute must.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The San Francisco Church is a convent and the building has beautiful wood carved ceiling and decoration. The church has a beautifully manicured courtyard with a fountain in the middle of it.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We visited on Ash Wednesday and were impressed with a service and many faithful. The site is stunning. The indigenous faces on the ceiling next to the entrance are moving and wondrous. Fine place and well worth the visit. Free.

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This church is an amazing mix of architectural styles that speak to the mix of Spanish influence combined with Native history and art. There is more gold and mirrors than seems possible in one place. Amazing art graces the walls along with native tiles and a ceiling that is Moorish is style. The longer you stay the more details you... More 

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Magastical building of excusite proportions . A monument of colonial arquitectura featuring the generous enough plan of the square and beautiful church and monastery .

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely old church with great historical relevance for Quito. There is renovations happening in the courtyard which deter from some of your pictures. They are also some empty spots around the church where items have been removed or a local tells us 'stolen'. However still can see the beautiful craftsmanship in the baroque type carving.

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