Museo Convento San Francisco, Quito

Museo Convento San Francisco, Quito (must see)

In the Museum of St. Francis' Convent you can see Ecuadorian colonial art and learn more about colonial history. Look out for the fascinating paintings of indigenous gods. The museum is housed in the city's first ever church – the Colonial Monastery and Church of San Francisco, which dates back to the 16th Century. The church itself is among the most prominent of Quito's architectural monuments.

Why You Should Visit:
Puts the Church and the Franciscans into more context through art & furnishings.

Tip:
For a very small fee, you get a very interesting free tour (in Spanish), including a visit into the beautiful choir area of the church, from where you can look down into the main aisle.
Afterward, you may also visit the shop down below where you'll find all sorts of ethnic artwork from all over Ecuador.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm; Sat: 9am-1pm

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Museo Convento San Francisco on Map

Sight Name: Museo Convento San Francisco
Sight Location: Quito, Ecuador (See walking tours in Quito)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Quito, Ecuador

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