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Santo Domingo Church, Quito

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Standing grandly over a broad plaza, Santo Domingo Church represents one of Quito's most important religious structures. Dominicans built the original structure in 1540, which Italian priests later modified in the 19th century; the result is a visible mixture of styles throughout. Standing outside, notice the Baroque church tower, featuring the city clock; step inside to see both neoclassical and Baroque art pieces accenting the interior, including sumptuous gold-leaf woodwork. Look for the famous sculpture of Virgen del Rosario, as well as artwork from the Quito School of Art. Combine your visit with a stroll around the square. Take a look at our Quito itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Santo Domingo Church and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • If you're in Quito and in the old Quito I recommend you to visit this beautiful church, which is one of the cultural heritage of our country and the world for its rich architecture
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  • Everyday is at the center of a square, you see its large size and the fervor of this city everyday, large arches in its interior unusual in other architectures give it a different touch.
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  • Both the museum and the Dominican Church well worth the visit. The guide in English very careful to show us the site and its high points. Impressive and moving at times. A very personal way of present...  more »
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  • A must visit place if you come to Quito
  • Interesting.
  • It is a beautiful church. The interior is very nice. The square which has front is wonderful.
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  • Very pretty, just n/has the high ceiling but it's big on the inside.
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  • Just stray up month after month one. Close to attractions such as the market, please feel free to visit. But always be careful of pickpockets
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