Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, Quito

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Quito's famous Baroque church, Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania dazzles visitors with its golden interior. Dripping with extravagance, the church is adorned head to toe in gold leaf decorations, perhaps explaining why it took 160 years to build. Equally impressive-- though not nearly as golden--the church's symmetrical facade gives visitors a taste of what's to come inside. Have a look at the indigenous Ecuadorian faces depicted subtly on the pillars. By using our Quito trip itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania and other attractions in Quito.
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  • If you only have time for 1 church then this is it. The interior is so beautiful, especially the altar. As this place is also used for weddings, please note that you won't be allowed to take photos...  more »
  • Not much to look at from outside, but yes to see once stepped inside this modest-looking cathedral (or a church as is called iglesia) is an "all-golden spectacle" of not just the glittering altars...  more »
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  • The detail in all of the gold, silver and wood is simply breathtaking. Definitely a must see if you're in Quito. They do not allow pictures to be taken, which is somewhat a shame, because the world should be able to see the care taken in the creation of this beauty.
  • It is the summit temple of the Latin American Baroque; built by the Jesuits between 1605 and 1765. The Church of the Company was erected by artists from the Quiteña School, who carved and browned thin 23-carat gold foil each inch of the temple. The Residence of San Ignacio and the Church of the Company Foundation, responsible for the preventive conservation and maintenance of the space invite you to admire the church and to support in the preservation of this cultural legacy.
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