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Iglesia de Santa Bárbara - Historical Building Quito - Ecuador

Three blocks from Plaza Grande, the shimmering white Iglesia de Santa Bárbara stands out among the surrounding drab gray buildings. Although attractive enough with its stained glass windows and quaint fountain-bearing courtyard, the church’s exterior is rather unremarkable, and the black steel gate surrounding the church leaves one feeling a little less than welcome. Nonetheless, Iglesia de Santa Bárbara is an important historical monument and a key point of interest in the Cento Histórico. Constructed in the 16th century, Iglesia de Santa Bárbara was one of the first five urban churches in Quito. A stone cross, built next to the church, serves as a monument to this fact. It opens for mass at 5 p.m. on Saturdays and at 9 a.m. on Sundays.


Ca. Manabí and García Moreno

Centro Histórico, Quito, Ecuador

Historical Building

Getting There

On García Moreno, three blocks north from Plaza Grande.

Price Description: Free

Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Monday-Friday 7 a.m., Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.

Open Hours to:Monday-Thursday 1 p.m., Friday noon

Travel Skills: None

Here are other activities in and around Centro Histórico that may be of interest: Iglesia San Marcos, Iglesia San Diego, Hotel Plaza Grande (formerly Majestic Hotel), Monasterio de San Francisco, Iglesia de La Merced, Palacio del Gobierno, San Agustín - Museum and Monastery, El Palacio Arzobispal (The Archbishop's Palace), Iglesia San Roque and La Basílica del Voto Nacional.

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