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. By using our Quito trip itinerary maker , you can arrange your visit to Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus and other attractions in Quito.
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  • An excellent example of Mudejar style architecture inside and hand carved stone outside. The altar is handcarved wood with gold overlay that is spectacular. Art from the Quito School is also displayed...  more »
  • We visited twice, the second time to attend mass on Sunday. On Sunday morning there are volunteer "guards" posted at the gate who don't like tourists to go to the mass and then leave early but we pers...  more »
  • Definitely one of the most beautiful churches that exist. Probably the most beautiful in Latin America.
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