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San Francisco Museum and Convent (Museo Fray Pedro Gocial)

Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Another Tribute to San Fran

My wife and I know the history and the works of this saint and have been to Assisi and my home... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patrick S
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
AMAZING

The convent was built almost 500 years ago. Its museum shows wonderful works of religious art. Its... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Gustavo V
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Quito, Ecuador
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Located inside the adjacent convent to the Church of San Francisco, this museum features an impressive collection of 17th-century paintings and other works of religious art.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“religious art” (3 reviews)
“guided tour” (3 reviews)
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Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I know the history and the works of this saint and have been to Assisi and my home region of Calabria, Italy to experience his works . To see this church here in Quito was just as amazing although we did not...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The convent was built almost 500 years ago. Its museum shows wonderful works of religious art. Its architecture is incredible and all the stories and legends make the visit a great experience. Of course, you shouldn´t miss the visit to the church, one of the...More

Thank Gustavo V
Reviewed 2 August 2017

By all means make the visit to this beautiful and fabulous museum and convent, which is still in operation, especially if you are Catholic.

Thank Carbonara46
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The fascinating and somewhat macabre tale of San Francisco is worth learning as is seeing this museum, including the gold altar. Try to go down in the crypt and be sure to have a guide.

Thank JoMich
Reviewed 19 June 2017

As you face the church with your back to the square, the Museum and Convent is on your right, a separate entrance from the church. It is worth seeing. You can access the balcony of the church from inside the Convent as well.

Thank RichardinOhio
Reviewed 24 May 2017

At this museum you can find a complete collection of Ecuadorian art, focused in religious pieces. The museum has seven cloisters, that each one tell their own story. I recommend a guided tour, they are free and guides are well prepared to guide you all...More

Thank EMILE D
Reviewed 2 May 2017

To go to this place its just wonderfull, I loved the arquitecture of the place, all the stories about this place are so magical.

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to stroll around. Not much to see for art but you get access to the second floor of the church that is amazing. Price was $2.50. well worth it.

Thank AroundTheWorldKen
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This place is kept up so immaculately. Beautiful old church , old history. A must see in ten when you are seeing other sites

Thank nancy m
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This puts the Church and the Franciscans into more context through art and furnishings and just being. The inner courtyards are beautiful. A nice nod to Saint Francis is the constant presence of birds. A visit through the Museum to the Franciscan choir portion of...More

Thank Fred B
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