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. Plan a Quito trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • In this square, you can take the trolley to different areas of quito, when there are cultural events this square bursts of people coming to close certain streets. There are a couple of restaurants and a street that leads to the round, recommended 100% Street
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  • Located in the historical center of Quito, a church of the century XVll, represents fascinating periods of religious history of Quito. Where you can admire an impressive collection of artworks from masters Dominican and Quito. Inside you can admire the neoclassical altarpieces and Baroque style, which combine among if. It has a beautiful collection of art, but also known by the famous sculpture of the Virgin of the Rosary and fine examples of works of art of the Quito School of art. The sleek Tower is of Baroque style. Stroll the quiet of the cloister and explore the upper floor of the Priory, visit the Church at nightfall, when the yellow lights illuminated the wonderful architecture of the Church.
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  • Stayed across the street from this beautiful church that is lit as beautifully outside at night. Lovely inside and as with the other 16th century churches huge. The Virgin Mary was lit with lights ove...  more »
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  • Santa Domingo church and attached monastery and museum is a beautiful place to visit and spend some time in the quiet atmosphere of the cloister. In addition your ticket gives you access to the roof of the church with spectacular views across Quito.
  • Quito historic church from many years ago.this place is main center of old quito.many revolution and historic event is held in this place.
  • One of the most iconic churches in the center of Historical Quito.
  • One of the great historic buildings of Quito.
  • A must visit place if you come to Quito

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