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San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)

Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
02 211124
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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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Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
02 211124
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

Worth the visit just to see the intricate wooden ceiling. I love visiting churches and cathedrals I never get tired of it. Every church you visit has something different to offer from its architecture to its art. This church is no acception.

Thank 1954Elizabeth
Reviewed 22 February 2016

The church and monastery are both attractive and interesting. The history of the building is very interesting, most certainly worth a visit.

Thank graham_hyland2
Reviewed 19 February 2016

The church, the museum, the plaza, the cafe, the view, there are so many things to see when you visit San Francisco Church!! You will be transported to the XVII century, you will be able to see great works of art by the indian artists...More

1  Thank Gustavo V
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The church is well worth seeing. The inside ceiling is beautifully and intricately carved, painted wood, with many works of art inside the church as well. The museum contains many articles of religious art, especially statues of Mary and archangels painted beautifully in polychrome. The...More

1  Thank Katharine G
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Quito has many fine churches that demonstrate the power of the Catholic Church in this area.This church is one of the must seeChurches in Quito

Reviewed 18 February 2016

it is incredible- the paintings on the ceilings, the walls, everywhere:intricate and detailed; the statuaries are so very ornate; chandeliers, the altar, the archways....everything made me think of a french or european palace it was so beautifully decorated! not like most churches at all. ranks...More

Thank cassiesmummy
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The San Francisco Church is just minutes away, walking, from Independence Plaza. It is free to enter. In my opinion, it is one of the most beautiful churches in Quito. My friend attended Mass on the Sunday we were there, while I waited outside. I...More

Thank Luciano L
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I had never seen such a beautiful and heavily decorated church in my life! Try going to feel the atmosphere at the end of mass, it's lovely! (Remember to be respectful of those at mass and/or praying).

Thank E858RPrebeccas
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Magnificient and richy Golden interior.The perfect acoustic can be heard during mass hour.Free entrance.

Thank Jacques381
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Legend has it that an indigenous was contracted to construct this facility. The day before the structure was scheduled to be completed, he offered the devil his soul in return for the completion of the facility on time. The devil's minions worked on the structure...More

Thank DrWJW
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