Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, Quito

4.7
Gape in wonder at the dazzling gold and ornate carvings adorning the interior of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco. A crowning jewel of the central square, the church has stood for almost as long as Quito itself--construction started just weeks after the city was founded in 1534. Despite significant damage from earthquakes, the church's commanding facade and glorious interior remain in top condition thanks to tireless restoration work. Check out the attached courtyard, which features a ring of palm trees among its manicured gardens. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Quito holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • san francisco was a market on the 16 century. spaniards builted the church and plaza . the church is the jewel of the city and has a museum .very safe place to walk around and get the feeling of old....  more »
  • Has a large square with pigeons. Near Christmas, you can see the contrast of old shiny with new shiny: the gold against the blinking lights of a nativity scene.  more »
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  • Our tour stop at this convent was incredible. T As you walk the street, admiring the beauty of the architecture, and up through the beautiful Church doors be ready for jaw dropping history. You will be amazed at the beauty of all the Real Gold laced architecture and artwork. This will make you appreciate things just a bit more as here in America this would probably have been vandalized with all the Gold and value stripped. For it to stand the test of time is a miracle and testament of the culture differences from America. Hit the LIKE BUTTON for me!!!
  • It is a gorgeous place. Big.full of golden altars. You learn to appreciate artisan details. S place you must visit
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