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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Quito holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Another church albeit a magnificent building set in a large plaza. Lots of cafes, bars and restaurants hawking their wares nearby.  more »
  • Recently to visit the Church of San Francisco, and not have idea who feels is indescribable does not run out of words is so well preserved Church perfectly can stay sitting for hours looking at all the charm that has its structure every detail each picture, throughout its history, only to look you can find all the dedication and faith that puts House artist to do it is a place to remember jamar.
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  • Founded and still run by the Franciscans, this is a truly complicated and beautiful church. We attended mass and saw the church in its full brilliance. Might have more ststues, large and small all ove...  more »
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  • Wonderful, amazing, pretty nice
  • The best of the historic centre of Quito
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  • The Museum of religious art more beautiful of Quito, has works of art of the best artists of the Quito.
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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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  • Historic centre. Very well
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