Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, Quito

4.5
Quito's famous Baroque church, Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania dazzles visitors with its golden interior. Dripping with extravagance, the church is adorned head to toe in gold leaf decorations, perhaps explaining why it took 160 years to build. Equally impressive-- though not nearly as golden--the church's symmetrical facade gives visitors a taste of what's to come inside. Have a look at the indigenous Ecuadorian faces depicted subtly on the pillars. By using our Quito trip itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania and other attractions in Quito.
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  • Iglesia de la Compania is considered the most beautiful church in South America. It is certainly the one having the most golden decorations I have ever seen in my numerous trips. For people who love.....  more »
  • The visit to this church was well worth it. It's breathtaking on the inside - no photos allowed, but postcards are available. It's stunning.  more »
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  • The detail in all of the gold, silver and wood is simply breathtaking. Definitely a must see if you're in Quito. They do not allow pictures to be taken, which is somewhat a shame, because the world should be able to see the care taken in the creation of this beauty.
  • It is the summit temple of the Latin American Baroque; built by the Jesuits between 1605 and 1765. The Church of the Company was erected by artists from the Quiteña School, who carved and browned thin 23-carat gold foil each inch of the temple. The Residence of San Ignacio and the Church of the Company Foundation, responsible for the preventive conservation and maintenance of the space invite you to admire the church and to support in the preservation of this cultural legacy.
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