Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus, Quito

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Quito's famous Baroque church, Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus 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. Our Quito vacation trip planner makes visiting Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus and other Quito attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 16, 2017
    See all bathed in gold is something shocking, the entrance to just paste a return seems expensive. They do not let you take pictures
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  • August 14, 2017
    A beauty, and much more inside. What most incredible coffered ceilings and its conservation status is former excellent. On my next visit I will dedicate much more time.
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  • August 14, 2017
    It is an impressive church located one block from Carondelet. its façade is Gothic carved in volcanic stone, the feeling when you enter is between greatness and spirituality, every detail from the perfect architectural symmetry to the Quito School pictures are impressive. Impossible not to visit it
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