Guapulo Church, Quito

It is an old colonial building monastery. Inside lies the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Spain or Guapulo, the work developed by the Spanish sculptor Diego de Robles. To reach this church must be traveled paved road known as "Camino de los Conquistadores," which was used by the Spanish explorer Francisco de Orellana in 1542, toward the land of Cinnamon, a route that led him to discover the Amazon River.

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  • City: Quito
  • Sector:North-east
  • Dirección:Leonidas Plaza and Germanio S.
  • Schedule of attentionMonday to Friday 9:00 to 18:00
  • Cost of revenue:1.00 USD



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Information of Guapulo Church

The Church of Guapulo was the first Ecuadorian Marian shrine, built in the second half of the seventeenth century. This invocation has its origin in the Virgin of Guadalupe, which was brought to Quito by the Spanish conquerors. The original image of the Virgin was carved by the artist Diego de Robles and polychrome the painter Luis de Rivera.

Guapulo, is considered by the population of Quito as a site of pilgrimage. The temple, a large and noble, has a single nave with Latin cross plan 60 by 27 feet, chaired by a large central dome. The neoclassical facade combines a simple, original bell tower with two superimposed bodies.

The church retains its style is complemented by a neo-Baroque altarpiece forms.

It houses a museum, where there are works of several representatives of the Quito School, and priestly vestments woven in gold thread and silver. It also has painted canvas Miguel de Santiago in the frames of the altarpieces and paintings that refer to the miracles of the Virgin. These works are one of the most fundamental of Art Quiteño.

Guapulo Church Quito


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