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Iglesia y Museo de Santo Domingo - Museum Quito - Ecuador

The Iglesia de Santo Domingo may at first seem like one of those churches that is far more impressive from the outside. However, step into its dimly lit, moody interior and you’ll find some surprising treasures; numerous paintings from the Quito School of Art hang in its side chapels, one of which also houses the church’s showpiece: a statue of the Virgin de Rosario, a gift from King Charles V of Spain. Unfortunately, the tower, which gives great views over Quito, is now unsafe to climb and will be closed for the foreseeable future until enough funds are raised to carry out the restoration work. Its museum is also worth a visit, housing an interesting collection of 16th and 17th century religious art around an intimate courtyard. The entrance is about 15 meters (49 ft) to the left of the main church door.

Location:

Ca. Flores 150 and Bolívar, Plaza de Santo Domingo


Centro Histórico, Quito, Ecuador

Museum Types:
Colonial religious art, mayan artifacts, modern glass sculptures, contemporary international/local art, handicraft traditions, pharmaceutical collection, Cultural, History, Art

Travel Tips:

At the moment, schedules are not followed closely due to lack of personnel. If you arrive in opening hours and find it closed, you may take a walk in the neighborhood and come back, mainly around noon.

Price Description:

ADMISSION: $2 adults, $1 students and seniors

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.

Open Hours to:Monday-Friday 5 p.m, Saturday 2 p.m.

Days Closed:Sundays

Contact Information:
Phone: 02-228-0518



Here are other activities in and around Centro Histórico that may be of interest: Museo Del Padre Almeida, Museo Alberto Mena Caamaño, Museo de la Ciudad, Museo Casa de Sucre, Casa Del Alabado, Museo De Acuarela y Dibujo Muñoz Mariño, Museo Franciscano, Museo Camilo Egas, Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia and Museo Casa Manuela Sáenz.








24 Jan 2013


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