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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 2 weeks ago

Stunning example of the many colonial style churches and cathedrals in Quito. Walk through the church and see the gold throughout the altar and celing. A must visit...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Frank A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interior is very ornate and well preserved. Check out the adjacent court yard. Take a minute and enjoy a coffee at the restaurant located in the plaza in front of the church. It is a great place to people watch.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ed S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing gold leaf covering everything inside. A true work of art. There an amzing out of facilities like this in Quito, but this one was outstanding.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BriggsFancy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is a must! I’ve been into many churches in my time but I was completely overwhelmed by the gold and beauty of this one. It’s easy to miss on the outside as it doesn’t have anything special to draw you in. But if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hearts000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think we just got lucky in terms of timing. But we walked into this very old church just in time for my Catholic wife to catch Mass. As I sat in the pews, I couldn't help but notice the attendees to tourists ratio- it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Troy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now there is a future metro station under construction right in front of the church but do not harm the visual of this historic olace and in the future this metro station will be very helpful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ricardo R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Church was stunningly magnificent with gilded ceilings, altar columns, antique paintings of saints. There is a small inner chapel on the right front side of the church. I attended Sunday Mass in Spanish ( i got the gist of it in English ) and church...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mary anne t
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We loved San Francisco and the adjacent monastery/museum! Less gold leaf than in the Compañia, but more spiritual feeling.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lucie L
Reviewed 28 October 2018

our tour guide led us to this historical church as it is the landmark of Quito. the plaza san francisco is a popular gathering place for locals and tourists. must visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank vdsl90
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Be sure that after you visit the interior of the church, you also visit the shop down below where you will find all sorts of ethnic art work from all over Ecuador. It's like a museum except everything is for sale! Lots of books and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravlinWee
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