San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), Quito
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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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  • One of the most interesting and beautiful Quito's churches. It is worth visiting it. From its terrace you can take beautiful photographs. It is located in the historical centre, very close to the main cultural attractions of the city.
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  • The Church is located on the main square and is ideal for a break on their staircases and an ice cream. on the outside it seems simple, but it's huge inside and worth the visit.
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  • Is an activity to learn something about the culture of the city you're visiting! Very beautiful with many ornaments in the interior of the Church!
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