Iglesia de La Compania de Jesús

Cultural & Theme Tours in Quito

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La Compañía Church is a living example of art and faith in Ecuador, a true expression of the Baroque, built between 1605 and 1765.Jesuit priests  including  Marcos Guerra, Jorge Vinterer, Leonardo  Deubler,  Venancio  Gandolfi  and  Hernando de la Cruz, all of which were fine craftsmen,  sculptors, painters and architects took part in creating this unique temple.   Hernando   de   La  Cruz  created   the   original canvases   depicting   Hell and  The  Final Judgement   in 1620, whose reproductions lie today on the northern and southern  narthex of the church. The prowess  of colonial Quito artisans contributed  as well, covering the temple in gold and gifting magnificent  works of art. 
Admission ticket to La Compania Church Monday - Thursday: 09h30 - 18h30 Friday: 09h30 - 16h00 Saturday: 09h30 - 16h00 Sunday: 12h30 - 16h00 The temple is a Latin cross plan, with a central nave and 2 lateral chapels, transept, transept, presbytery, ante-sacristy, sacristy and chapel of Santa Mariana de Jesús. The central nave covered by a vaulted barrel vault of 26 m. of height, worked in brick and pumice stone, finely decorated with plasterwork, polychrome and gold leaf, of Mudejar style, is an important contribution to the Quito colonial architecture of the Italian Jesuit Brother Marcos Guerra, who also collaborated in the construction of the domes located in the side chapels and in the main dome of the transept. Points of interest 1. High Altar 2. Santa Mariana Chapel of Jesus 3. Altarpiece San Ignacio de Loyola 4. Altarpiece San Francisco Javier 5. Altarpiece Virgin of Loreto 6. Altarpiece San José 7. Altarpiece Mary Immaculate 8. Altarpiece Calvary 9. Altarpiece St. Stanislaus of Kostka 10. Altarpiece San Luis Gonzaga

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