Iglesia La Compañía
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- 98%History Buffs
- 97%Local Culture
- 67%Spiritual Seekers
- 67%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (10)
- Iglesia La CompañíaNov 06, 2013
A friend told me to stop by this place, and WOW! The ornate interior carvings and niches for saints, and the altar and most of the ceiling are covered in gold leaf--50-52 kilos according to the folks who take your $3 at the door. An absolutely amazing church. By the way, the picture shown with this review is of some church in Peru! Sorry, different country, different church--. Read more about Quito and the Galapagos at 1Woman1World1Year.blogspot.com.
- Iglesia La CompañíaMay 02, 2013
The Church of The Compania of Jesus in Quito has been catalogued by UNESCO among the hundred most important World Heritage Site Monuments in the world. The building of this Colonial jewel started in 1605 and was finished in 1650. The restoration was both structural and artistic, in its 4500 square meters. Its interior, entirely gilded, shines like a jewel and its paintings, sculptures, altars, cupola and pulpit have been carefully illuminated so that all details can be appreciated. There are 44 paintings and 56 sculptures of the School of Art of Quito.
- Iglesia La CompañíaApr 26, 2013
The Church, La Compañía de Jesus, considered to be the most representative example of the Baroque style of colonial Quito, is part of the Jesuit, same monumental architectural complex that constitutes a true Empire of faith, art and history of the city.
La Compañía, built by the Jesuits from 1605, took approximately 160 years in be terminated. Only two years later, the Jesuits were expelled from these lands, due to the edict of estrangement enacted in 1767 by Carlos III, King of Spain. The company of Quito was abandoned until 1794, date in which it was entrusted to the Camillian monks. All the evangelizing, missionary and educational work carried out by the Jesuits in the colonial era, was missed during his absence (1767-1862).Recommended for:History Buffs
- Iglesia La CompañíaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4First to ReviewAug 19, 2012
Iglesia La Compania was begun by Spanish Jesuits in 1605, yet this Church was not completed until 1765. The gold leaf interior is stunningly beautiful, and for me, this is one of the most beautiful Churches that I have seen in all of Latin America. You really need to walk inside and gaze at the gold leaf wall, the murals, the alter, and the Spanish baroque style of architecture.