Plaza San Francisco
Iglesia y Monasterio de San Francisco
Construction of the monastery, the city’s largest colonial structure, began only a few weeks after the founding of Quito in 1534, but...
Capilla de Cantuña
The Cantuña Chapel houses a small art collection from the Quito School. It’s also shrouded in one of Quito’s most famous legends, that...
El Museo Francisco
To the right of the Iglesia de San Francisco’s main entrance, and within the Convent of St Francis, this museum contains some of the...
Tucked into the stone arches beneath the Monastery of San Francisco, this cafe-crafts shop prepares tasty appetizers (tamales, soups,...
Plaza San Francisco information
Walking from the old town’s narrow colonial streets into this open plaza reveals one of the finest sights in all of Ecuador: a sweeping cobblestone plaza backed by the mountainous backdrop of Volcán Pichincha, and the long, whitewashed walls and twin bell towers of Ecuador’s oldest church.