Santo Domingo Church (Iglesia de Santo Domingo)

Santo Domingo Church (Iglesia de Santo Domingo)

Santo Domingo Church (Iglesia de Santo Domingo)
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This church is famous for its magnificent religious sculpture and the image of the Virgin, which was a gift from Charles V of Spain.
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,890 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
In Plaza Santo Domingo not where it is incorrectly pinned on the map. Looking quite insignificant externally in the corner of a large plaza, internally it is a different story being a very attractive church. A large main altar and many striking side altars.
Written 7 February 2023
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Bernard W
Dallas, TX1,904 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
A Jesuit church that is very very ornate with gold leaf throughout. Many icons and cherubs. The church is large and the monks have rooms there.
Written 7 April 2022
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Joseph Costa Erhayel
Folsom, California8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
A beautiful church located in the Plaza Grande. Pigeons dominate the area, vendors are selling foods, and its a great place to people watch. :)
Written 25 March 2022
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Gregory W
Mankato, MN3,829 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Construction began in 1540 by Dominican priests. Covered by works in cedar covered with gold leaf, and by numerous paintings and carvings that adorn its interior, the space is grand. Along with the main altarpiece, the ten side chapels complete the interior complex of Santo Domingo further enriching the internal body of the church with beautiful woodwork and gold leaf. The ceiling is Moorish.
Written 12 January 2022
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
Definitely one of the prettiest churches in Quito. The white long design, combined with with beautiful clock tower is just stunning, especially at night.
Written 22 January 2021
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michael c
Stockholm, Sweden1,032 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
one of so many churches in the old part of Quito. this church we actually managed to see also from inside.
Written 15 October 2020
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,437 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Already in 1540 when the Spanish conquest was still ongoing, the Dominican order planned this church as part of a bigger project to christianize the local population. The church was completed in 1688.

The Dominicans are specialized in preaching focusing on the lower poor sections of the population. They are also called the Order of Preachers (OP). Instead of staying within the walls of a convent, they went out. Many of them traveled and stayed in cities. During the 1500s and early 1600s they were quite fanatic, though gradually adjusted to the general pattern. Still when you observe the church you see the style is more simple and sober than that of the Jesuit and Franciscan churches in Quito. The ten side altars abide by the prevalent Baroque expression of religion: detailed woodcarvings, gold leaf and rich ornamentation. Note the chapel of the Rosary above the arch over Rocafuerte street. The artists have given it their best.

My impression was the church nowadays functions as an average parrish church serving the poor and lower middle class neigborhood. By the way the initial focus of the Dominican preachers.
Written 18 January 2020
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Carla S
Dalian, China11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I truly love this place! It not only has a beautiful view from the roof but also is full of history and rich architecture.
Written 27 August 2019
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waynenjanice T
Georgetown, TX354 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
A beautiful, warm church but no one was interested in helping when I was crowded at the front door and my mobile phone picked out of my pocket. There was a church person right at the door - I find it hard to believe that she didn't see it happen. Yes - I know I should not have had my mobile phone in my pocket but the lack of caring of the church people was sad. Maybe it's a known happening there by a local they know? At least it wasn't $ or passport or credit cards - which were firmly locked in a special bag.
Written 25 August 2019
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Alan D
Lakewood, CO78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
It's free to enter and the church is very pretty in a catholic neoclassical style. The ceiling has a moorish styling and is particularly lovely.
Written 4 July 2019
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