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"San Francisco Cathedral" Iglesia de San Francisco - San Francisco Church Tip by JessieLang

  San Francisco Cathedral
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  • San Francisco Cathedral - Quito
      San Francisco Cathedral
    by JessieLang
  • San Francisco Cathedral - Quito
      San Francisco Cathedral
    by JessieLang
  • San Francisco Plaza - Quito
      San Francisco Plaza
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The San Francisco Cathedral, another huge church, was the first one in South America. It was built from 1535-1580. The main altar is really beautiful. San Francisco is over 30,000 square meters and consists of a main plaza, the main church, the chapels of Cantuña and Villacis and a large convent.

The plaza seems to be a gathering place even though it is just a large paved area with no green space. There were a few street vendors there also, with very nice products. A man was selling charming little paintings--acrylic on sheepskin--done in a primitive style in very bright colors. He did a very good business with us! So did the woman selling beautiful woven shawls.

Address: Cuenca 477, Quito
Directions: It is located in the intersection of the Benalcazar, Bolívar, Sucre and Cuenca streets right in Quito's downtown.
Phone: (593) 99 277 7487

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 19, 2009
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