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Skip the Line: La Compañia Church Admission Ticket

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    Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    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 (according to some observers) the country's most beautiful. It is not only popular by her amazing beauty, it also has a lot of history behind her. Consider this: Mariana de Jesus, the same Saint, who donated her house to be turned into a convent, is buried in the main altar of this church. 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. Take a while to study the impressive detail of the central nave and save time to visit the main altar and religious paintings. Attraction Instructions When you arrive to the church, ask the security guard to open the door for you, then present your ticket at the main entrance & ticket booth. Once the ticket is scanned, you will be able to enter the church and will be offered a guided tour. Upon finishing your tour, show your ticket to the guard to exit. How to get to "Iglesia de la Compañia": It is within walking distance of any point in the Historical Center. It is two blocks distance from the main plaza at the Historical Center (Plaza Grande). Attraction tips: No photos or videos are allowed in the church. The guided tour takes about one hour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Iglesia de la Compañia
    Departure Time
    9/20/2018 - 12/31/2020Monday:09:30 AM - 06:30 PM
    Tuesday:09:30 AM - 06:30 PM
    Wednesday:09:30 AM - 06:30 PM
    Thursday:09:30 AM - 06:30 PM
    Friday:09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Saturday:09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Sunday:12:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Duration
    1h
    Inclusions
    • Entry/Admission - Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    By: Bucket Pass
    43 reviews
    7Sylvie7
    San Antonio, Texas
    286
    No time to visit
    Pick up was supposed to be at 2 pm, atually was at 2 :20 pm did not list picking up from hotels as well or
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    Mary102015
    Dublin, Ireland
    10
    Trip Time Mix-Up
    I booked this trip via Trip Advisor and the confirmation listed an 8am pick up time. The departure point was a
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    Trudie W
    California
    124
    Fun place to check out
    This was a very neat place to check out. It's amazing to see the power of the equator first hand!! It was also
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    jayne1557
    Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
    228
    Extremely good value
    1st butterfly farm,lovely,relaxed,beautiful not huge but lots of butterflies and plants,nice gift shop,entrance I
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    primahs
    San Jose, Costa Rica
    31
    Good value for the tour
    I took the 2pm ride, departing from Galerías Ecuador, a side from a minor delay due protest happening in the
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    Kaye N
    Provo, Utah
    654182
    Go Hike and Take the Cable Car Back
    The long was really long to get on the cable car so our guide suggested we hike in the forest - it was the perfect
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    Steve K
    10117
    Enjoyable tour, Nice Hike to the waterfalls
    We took the cable car across the valley and then hiked to the closest waterfall, which took about 20 minutes, all
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    Leandro B
    Sao Paulo, SP
    173
    Quite unique experience. Easy to reach from Quito downtown.
    It is less than 30 min from downtown, the Uber cost $13 each way. There are 2 different sites to visit and I like
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    Kiflom H
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    40
    Middle of the earth
    According to our guide the center isn't here but at the mountain in front of this place. However, the place is
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    Melanie M
    Farmville, Virginia
    53
    Wow...just go
    You will not regret visiting this incredible waterfall. Bring your rain poncho though, because there is an
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    Goingon70
    41
    Not as advertised
    This was a 5 hour tour. While we met at 10:30 the bus did not arrive until 11:00. After that we stopped at every
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    Manxman_Cambridge
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    4419
    Nice way to learn about butterflies
    A nice outing. After a brief introduction, you enter a medium sized closed space full of butterflies, and with
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    cristo7
    Ponce, Puerto Rico
    307
    This is a beutiful place
    You must visit this place, amazing views. You can take awesome pictures. Easy walk, great experience.
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    Pamela N
    10
    A must do in Baños!
    Zip lining was incredible! This place (Puntzan) has 6 lines with the last one measuring 550 mts and running right
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    Heidi Y
    8918
    WORTH IT!!
    We used this pass and went to the butterfly farm, the waterfalls via the cable car, ziplining and chocolate
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 1h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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