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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  • Beautiful church which is located in a privileged place where you can watch from above, the square and main streets of Quito and observe the hills that surround it. Church with gold and very traditional, where Quito people attended with great faith. It is an important part of the history of Quito.
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  • Very beautiful church in the historical center of the city, it is impossible to visit it, in November that visit are doing work in the front, but equally worth a visit the
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  • It is a Catholic building located in the Historic Center of Quito located in the Plaza of the same name. Many legends envelop its construction of more than 150 years. Considered a continental architec...  more »