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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, Quito

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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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  • The best representation of Barroque Art of Quito and maybe of America. it is outstanding, marvelous, glorious, any title is not enought to describe it. Now you can also ascend to the coupule, or... 
    The best representation of Barroque Art of Quito and maybe of America. it is outstanding, marvelous, glorious, any title is not enought to describe it. Now you can also ascend to the coupule, or...  more »
  • Beautiful church, completely adorned by gold. Hired a local guide who was very knowledgeable about history and architecture. 
    Beautiful church, completely adorned by gold. Hired a local guide who was very knowledgeable about history and architecture.  more »
  • Very ornate inside and mostly covered in shiny gold leaf. Nice to view but no photos allowed. Worth seeing but not at $5pp. The small exhibition there describing the work of Jesuits provided us with.....  more
    Very ornate inside and mostly covered in shiny gold leaf. Nice to view but no photos allowed. Worth seeing but not at $5pp. The small exhibition there describing the work of Jesuits provided us with.....  more »
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  • This amazing church is widely regarded as the finest church in Quito and one of the most ornate religious buildings in Ecuador. The large central nave is decorated almost completely with gold leaf, gilded plaster, and wooden carvings, above which are two green and gold domes in the vaulted ceiling.
  • This is a very beautiful church and a definitive must see place in you visit Quito. We enjoyed the tour with an English speaking guide that was enthusiastic and informative. The views from the roof where they let you take photos are marvellous. After the tour we still walked around for a long time because it's such a beautiful place.
  • It is as magnificent as previous reviews have stated and a must see in Quito. Once you pay the admission fee, tours in Spanish and English are free. I requested a tour in English and had a wonderful tour with a young guide named Alex. I was the only person on the tour! Alex explained not only the aspects, art and symbolism inside the Church, but also the historical events and contexts surrounding them. His English was excellent.
  • After seeing churches, cathedrals, and monuments worldwide I get a little bit cynical, but this is worth it. It's $2.50 to get in plus another $3 to get the tour up to the roof, which you absolutely must do.
  • very golden, but beautiful! Fotos inside are not allowed, I recommend the tour up to the roof!

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