La Compañía de Jesús is Quito’s most ornate church and a standout among the baroque splendors of the Old Town. Including its Moorish elements, perfect symmetry (right down to the trompe l’oeil staircase at the rear), symbolic elements (bright-red walls are a reminder of Christ’s blood) and its…
GO FOR THE GOLD, this one is just one of the most gorgeous things you will see in architecture and baroque decorations in the city.
Known to be the most beautiful church in all of South America (disputed, of course), La Compañía is not to be missed. It’s entire inside is made of thin sheets of real gold. It’s amazing!
“ Neogothic style religious building in the historic center of the city of Quito. Due to its size and style, it is considered the largest neo-Gothic temple in America. It is located in the sector known as Santa Prisca, on Carchi and Venezuela streets, next to the convent of the Oblate fathers.”
“The Panecillo is a natural elevation of 3,000 meters above sea level, it was baptized with this name for its resemblance to a small bread; It is nestled in the very heart of the city of Quito. It is one of the most visited sites in the city. Due to its location it has become the most important natural viewpoint of the city, from which you can see the urban layout of the capital, from its historic center and towards the north and south ends.”
“Best place to look around the city's history from ancient cultures of Quito through the colonialization of our city and the freedom that got us to be a republic. Personal opinion: favorite museum!”
“A few steps from our suites is the entertainment center for local street performers. You will catch pouting clowns, magicians, and local dancers shine the cultural of Ecuador. This is a must see attraction in the evening when the famous 17th Century Iglesia de Santo Domingo shines its light on the square.”