San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), Quito

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Architectural Building
Gape in wonder at the dazzling gold and ornate carvings adorning the interior of San Francisco Church (Iglesia 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. San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Quito Edition.
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  • The Church of San Francisco is located in a Plaza which is not as attractive as Independence Plaza; however, I am of the school that one should try to see and experience as much as of a culture as one...  more »
  • Magnificent old church brimming with character and history. The square outside is lovely too with a vast cobbled surface. The white washed facade and huge columns mane the church is imposing and charm...  more »
  • very nice place in Quito he is good to walk lively and colorful place where it is good to walk l Ecuador is a country that is less well known that its famous neighbours Peru, Bolivia, Chile but deserving d be discovered
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  • Church in the historic center of Quito's colonial architecture. Beautiful structure. Here the legend of Cantuña is developed.
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  • Great, great architecture and icon of the historical center of Quito.
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  • All good wonder
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  • An interesting Museum. Good guided tour.
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  • Please have this our Lady, would like to know if it was made by Benardo of Legarda. Grateful.
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