Santo Domingo Church, Quito

#6 of 19 in Historic Sites in Quito
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
Standing grandly over a broad plaza, Santo Domingo Church represents one of Quito's most important religious structures. Dominicans built the original structure in 1540, which Italian priests later modified in the 19th century; the result is a visible mixture of styles throughout. Standing outside, notice the Baroque church tower, featuring the city clock; step inside to see both neoclassical and Baroque art pieces accenting the interior, including sumptuous gold-leaf woodwork. Look for the famous sculpture of Virgen del Rosario, as well as artwork from the Quito School of Art. Combine your visit with a stroll around the square. Plan a Quito trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • one of so many churches in the old part of Quito. this church we actually managed to see also from inside.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Peaceful place, little bit dangerous at the door with a lot of sellers and almoners. Beautiful indoor, clasic and preserved.
  • Good place, if you walk around the old town in Quito

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