Church and Convent of St. Francis

Local nameIglesia de San Francisco
LocationSan Roque, Quito, Ecuador

The Church and Convent of St. Francis, commonly known as el San Francisco, is a 16th-century Roman Catholic complex in Quito, Ecuador. It fronts onto its namesake Plaza de San Francisco. The imposing structure has the distinction of being the largest architectural ensemble among the historical structures of colonial Latin America and for this reason is sometimes known as "El Escorial of the New World". The style evolved over almost 143 years of construction through earthquakes and changes in architectural styles. The Church houses the city's beloved Virgin of Quito.

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Address Calle Cuenca, Quito, Ecuador

Coordinates -0°13'13.153" N -78°30'55.627" E

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