Golden churches of Quito

The Ecuadorian city of Quito is known for its colourful temples built in the 16th-17th centuries and considered the best examples of Spanish Baroque in Latin America.


For example, La Iglesia de la Compana de Jesus, built in the 17th century, is renowned for its vast central nave adorned with gold leaf, gilded stucco and wood carvings. In total, about seven tons of gilded plaster were spent on the construction of the temple. The structure of the church took over a century and a half.


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