Santo Domingo Church (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), Quito

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
Standing grandly over a broad plaza, Santo Domingo Church (Iglesia de Santo Domingo) 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 (Iglesia de Santo Domingo) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Located 5 minutes from my hostal, this is the first church I visited during my visit of Quito.The mass was going on when I came by. I admired the beautiful main altar and those located on both sides o...  read more »
  • I love the interior of this church, in part, for all of the murals painted on the walls. The best way to visit the church and enjoy the artwork without crowds, and with the ability to take pictures, i...  read more »
  • Just down the road from Grande Plaza, this church has a huge plaza in front. Lots of people passing by and children chasing pigeons. Worth the admission price to go inside and see all the artifacts an...  read more »
  • A must visit place if you come to Quito
  • Interesting.
  • Eternally beautiful. The Interior nice but not special
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  • very beautiful church
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  • quiet place
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