La Compania Church, Quito

Its decoration based on strokes Muslims, and altars covered with gold leaf and fruit shapes, birds and carved faces, make this unique architectural gem American Baroque. Has enormous religious significance because his altar lie the remains of St. Marion of Jesus, protector of the capital. Regarded as the example of the most important Jesuit baroque Spanish colonial Latin America, the Company was built between 1605 and 1765.

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  • City: Quito
  • Sector:Historical Center
  • Dirección:Cuenca and Mejia
  • Schedule of attentionMonday to Sunday 9:00 to 17:00
  • Cost of revenue:2.00 USD



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Information of La Compania Church

Built in 1605 by the Jesuits, who were delayed in 163 years to finish and that was just two years before the Jesuit order was expelled by the Spanish crown. For 1765 the church completed the construction work of the facade and in 1868 an earthquake destroyed the tower of the church and another in 1987 partially destroyed the church now has an intensive program of restoration.

Also suffered a serious fire, which left a burning angel painted on the ceiling, next to the altar as a symbol of what happened.

The church interior is bathed in gold from the door to the vault, carefully carved in high relief with figures coated with fine gold and the bottom of a coral tone on, where Moorish arabesques own style of your roof dramatically mixed with baroque altars and walls.

In one of its domes are carved in the sun, which refers to the Inca God. The altar is full of pictures and sculptures that symbolize the Christian faith. Moorish influences are visible in the decoration of the vaulted ceiling and walls, as well as designs carved in the red columns and gold. In its main altar is the image of the Blessed Trinity, the work of San Francisco and San Ignacio, in the side altars can appreciate the work of famous sculptor Bernardo de Legarda.

In bilateral walls the entrance door you can see pictures of heaven and hell.

Iglesia La Compania, Quito


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