Santo Domingo Church, Quito

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. Plan a Quito trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Definitely one of the prettiest churches in Quito. The white long design, combined with with beautiful clock tower is just stunning, especially at night.  more »
  • one of so many churches in the old part of Quito. this church we actually managed to see also from inside.  more »
  • Already in 1540 when the Spanish conquest was still ongoing, the Dominican order planned this church as part of a bigger project to christianize the local population. The church was completed in...  more »
  • Peaceful place, little bit dangerous at the door with a lot of sellers and almoners. Beautiful indoor, clasic and preserved.
  • Good place, if you walk around the old town in Quito
  • Beautiful church. It’s internal designe is incredible in detail, if you like to take pictures or record in details it’s amusement make sure you check it’s timetable for when they aren’t in service, that they are very active in this church so don’t play a fool and respect others.
  • Beautiful cathedral. But check the the you want to visit. They have a lot of services for the locals, that you don't want to interfere.
  • Beatiful place

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