Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito, Ecuador
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Visit: Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, Garcia Moreno N 10-43, Quito 170150 Ecuador
This beautiful Church is among the best-known churches in Quito because of its large central nave, which is profusely decorated with gold leaf, gilded plaster and wood carvings. Inspired by two Roman Jesuit churches. La Compañía is one of the most significant works of Spanish Baroque architecture in South America. It is Quito's most ornate church and the country's most beautiful.
Spanish Baroque architects profusely decorated the church's interior with gilded ceilings and exterior with intricate stone carvings, making it recognized today as the most awe-inspiring and beautiful church in Quito and even in Ecuador.
However, Ecuadoreans were really close to losing this beauty, when the church's interior got fire. Since then, experts in repairing this type of monuments have been trying to replicate exactly how it used to look. Nevertheless, new gold is different than old gold and it is easy now to see and differentiate what areas where mostly affected.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
No photos or videos are allowed in the church. The guided tour takes about one hour..
Includes entrance to Church and a guided tour available daily.
Near public transportation.
Most travelers can participate.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms.
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons