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Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus

Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
2581-895
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This Jesuit church is a masterpiece of baroque and Quiteno-colonial art with lavish golden altars and gilded columns, making it one of the most ornate structures in Ecuador.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold leaf” (203 reviews)
“gold plated” (16 reviews)
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Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed yesterday

The relative simple exterior of the church does not prepare you for the unbelievable splendor of interior, covered in gold. Photographs are not allowed and they do not sell as yet videos or CDs, so you can only buy post cards.

Thank Viktor S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved architecture and this church had mixture of Moorish and Gothic with lots of gold. It is well worth the visit.

Thank Rodger U
Reviewed 3 days ago

We attended Mass at the church during a holy day observance. Not allowed to take photos, we remember the classic paintings and frescos and gold trim. A beautiful and holy place.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Truly amazing ... and I've been in a lot of churches and cathedrals all over the world. This one was truly jaw-dropping. I had heard of the "gold church" for a long time, but never did I realize virtually everything is in gold leaf. WOW!!...More

Thank cabearcat
Reviewed 6 days ago

Despite many earthquakes, this gorgeous Jesuit Church in old Quito has many beautiful features, and is interesting in its gold leaf and significant as an example of Spanish Baroque Architecture. There are the relics of Ecuador's patron saint, Mariana de Jesus de Paredes near the...More

Thank kalamakid
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the most beautiful church I ever been inside. We attended mass here. The frescos and alters are just stunning and the parish was very inviting to us. It is sad when you leave mass to be greeting by the homeless seeking money, but...More

Thank Corcoroni
Reviewed 6 days ago

Built by the Jesuits over a period of time. This church has more gold than any church I have seen. A must see for a traveler in Quito. Has clean bathroom facilities.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The interior and exterior of the church is ornate and very detailed. The is a ridiculous amount of gilt in the interior: walks and ceiling. Unfortunately little information on the history of the church inside. There is an exhibition by the side but it was...More

Thank Sagar D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Who guilds everything with gold besides Goldfinger. Well, it is the Jesuits who built this church. Not up for 17 th century excess ? Skip this church then....

Thank john P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best experience is to go in to pray during mass. Don't act like a tourist! Ornate place that comes alive with the local congregation.

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Fredo B
Hola yo soy residente de ecuador como puedo consigir para casar me en esta iglesia? Cuanto questa? Como puedo consigir mas informacion.
11 June 2016|
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Response from Juan M |
Puedes conseguir info en la pagina oficial de la fundación, sin embargo el precio de la boda rondaba entre los 500 dólares.
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Tod M
Are there public masses held?
3 October 2015|
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Response from Tony V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have specific schedules for masses and of course every sunday the church is closed for visits and it is only open for locals to attend a mass.
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