12 Can’t-Miss Sites in Quito, Ecuador

12 Can’t-Miss Sites in Quito, Ecuador

Founded in 980 A.D., the ancient city of Quito, Ecuador offers centuries of history along with awe inspiring views of the nearby mountainous volcanoes. Considered the location of the middle of the world, the city offers numerous fascinating attractions.

Here are 12 Can’t Miss Sites in Quito:

La Compañía de Jesús

The magnificent structure required 150 years before completion in 1765. The exquisite craftsmanship becomes apparent in the intricate stone carvings on the exterior and extends into the elaborate wood carvings of the interior. The ceiling bears 7 tons of gold leaf in addition to the gold accents seen throughout.

La Compañía de Jesús

San Francisco Church

The massive complex spans two blocks and consists of a temple, chapels and a convent. The interior boasts beautiful Baroque wood carvings along with gold leaf and silver accents on the alter pieces and various figures. The facility boasts numerous stained glass windows. The church also houses a museum.

San Francisco Church, Quito Ecuador
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