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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  • I visited in the Quito city tour. In the Plaza in front of the church a lot of pigeons and local people feed been or Spears. And as architectural harmony with the church building is a Mannerist structure but it is unnatural. Inside the Church is a magnificent, gorgeous, beautiful, enchanted by him.
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  • Impressive church. In can't take pictures but it's amazing the beauty, worth knowing. We love.
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  • The San Francisco Church is a convent and the building has beautiful wood carved ceiling and decoration. The church has a beautifully manicured courtyard with a fountain in the middle of it.  more »