Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, Quito

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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco and many more Quito attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Quito trip planning tool.
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  • The church itself is gorgeous, but it was the tour that really took our breath away. The cloisters are lovely, but the best features are the myriad paintings and sculptures, some of them very unique.....  more »
  • The most massive Catholic complex in the Western world (and perhaps superseded only by the Vatican), is definitely worth a visit if you are in central Quito. The Church of St. Francis is quite...  more »
  • We wanted to visit churches in Quito. We had stayed overnight at Wyndham Quito Arport hotel, so we were far from the downtown area. With web search, we found a business called Quirutoa . Driver...  more »
  • 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
  • Quito School of Art at its finest. Free entrance. And the original Virgin of Quito in the main Altar. I always go with the Free Walking Tour Quito and tell the wonders of these highlights previously mentioned.
  • An Ecuadorian jewel you must visit but better if you have a guide to know more about it
  • Too good!!!! nice gold church.. its one free place that you should visit in Quito. Its amazing...

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