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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  • What a huge frontage. On a Sunday there were many family groups. When the entry Plaza has been restored and the protective fencing removed it, it will be a wonderful picture 
  • I don't know how to describe it, a true treasure! Infinite wealth. Only real issue, that if it is put under surveillance and immediate restructuring in a few decades will disappear. In my opinion should be included also the ticket surcharge for collecting money for restoration. A real UNESCO
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  • This church is FULL of history and beauty. The gardens and chapel areas were amazing. So much to see and learn about here.