The oldest monastery
of South America!
Convent of San Francisco3
Why locals love it
This is a postcard of the city. The square is very popular among local people and the church has always devoted people. This is the home of the statue of Our Immaculate Lady of Quito, the patron saint of locals carved by Bernardo de Legarda in 1734.
Why you should visit it
The stones of the atrium are dating back Inca times. This was the place where Inca generals had their barrack. Then it was a market place and since 1535 it boasts the impressive and massive monastery finished around 1600s with golden interiors, arched cloisters, Moorish ceilings and one of the finest Colonial art collection.
Breathtaking Moorish wooden ceiling in the choir dating back 1550s!
Convent of San FranciscoCalle Cuenca y Sucre, Quito, Ecuador