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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 plated” (16 reviews)
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Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Why the hustler church? Well it shines like crazy, pictures are not allowed in the church because of the wealth of it and the art inside, like no other in Quito is the church with more artistic details. It was the first time i visited...More

Thank Cochu006
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Jesuit church is one of the oldest and most beautiful in Quito. Its Baroque style architecture is highlighted by the widespread goldleaf structures inside the main areas of the Church. Also not to be missed are the Moorish and Neo classical influences. Spending a...More

Thank eat1226
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place the design is gothic exquisite! The view of quito old town is impressive. This city has an incredible energy that's hard to explain! You need to go and try

Thank Francisco B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited the place since i was a small kid. The architecture is magnificentand and the paintunsg amazing to behold. The painting of hell is one of the mosteary memories i have and still very shoking tothis day. Is well worth to pay the...More

Thank Juan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unassuming from the outside, essentially the entire interior is gold plated. They don't allow photographs. Don't think I've ever seen anything quite like this, and I've been in churches, temples, and mosques all over the world. There was a blind musician out front who played...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide took us here and it's simply stunning. Such a shame photography isn't possible but you won't be disappointed I've never seen such a beautiful church.

Thank Creditspree
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dont miss this huge Cathedral! It took 160 yrs to build and is highly visible from the old part of the City.

Thank wiggy296
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gold covered church is impressive, the details and exquisite work makes this church a masterpiece. You are not allowed to take pictures of the inside but it is a must to visit if you are in Quito

Thank Becky S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most stunning church interiors I have ever seen. The outside is under-stated, but the inside is certainly over the top and includes 54kg of gold leaf. Ignore the fact that the church built this by stealing the gold from the...More

Thank Bearded_Beast
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gold galore in a beautiful setting, interesting history and neighboring the Place Independencia. Also worthwhile to visit the teleferique if your altitude tolerance is good

Thank Kenneth D
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Fredo B
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
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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