Domes of Quito

 Explore the Impressive Domes of Quito's Historic Center

The Historic Center of Quito, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is an architectural treasure full of history and beauty. Among its wonders are the domes of its churches, which are not only magnificent examples of colonial and neo-Gothic architecture, but also offer spectacular panoramic views of the city. Here is a guide to visit some of Quito's most impressive domes.

History and Architecture.

Santo Domingo Church

The Santo Domingo Church, belonging to the Dominican Order, is an iconic example of baroque architecture in Quito. Its dome, visible from different points of the city, is a symbol of the rich religious and cultural heritage of the Ecuadorian capital.

Visit Details

- Hours: You must make a reservation to visit.

- Contact: Call 0984188341.

The dome of Santo Domingo offers an unparalleled view of the Historic Center and allows visitors to appreciate the grandeur of its construction.

Church of the Society of Jesus


The Church of Gold

Known as the "church of gold" because of its richly decorated interior with gold leaf, La Compañía de Jesús is one of the most outstanding examples of baroque in Latin America. Its dome, although less well known than its interior, is equally impressive.

Visit Details

- Location: Corner of Garcia Moreno and Sucre streets.

- Schedule: Monday to Friday from 09:30 to 18:30, Saturdays from 09:30 to 16:00, Sundays from 12:30 to 16:00 and holidays from 09:30 to 16:00.

- Contact: Contact us at 22952911.

From the dome, visitors can enjoy a privileged view of the Historic Center, with its red roofs and cobblestone streets.

 San Francisco Church and Convent

A Baroque Treasure

The Church of San Francisco is one of the oldest and largest temples in Quito. Its baroque architecture and its vast plaza are testimony to its historical importance.

 Visit Details

- Location: Cuenca 477 and Sucre.

- Hours: Reservations required.

- Contact: Call 22952911.

The dome of San Francisco not only offers panoramic views of the city, but also allows you to appreciate the majesty of the convent and the church from above.

 Basilica of the National Vow

 A Neo-Gothic Masterpiece

The Basilica del Voto Nacional, inspired by the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, is an impressive example of neo-Gothic architecture in Quito. Its towers and dome are visible from almost any point in the city.

 Visit Details

- Location: Carchi and Venezuela Streets.

- Hours: Reservations in advance.

- Contact: Contact us at 0963656369.

Climbing the dome of the Basilica offers a unique experience, with 360-degree views of Quito and the opportunity to explore its intricate gargoyles and architectural details.

 How to get there

 Transportation and Location

The domes of the Historic Center of Quito are located in different churches and monuments, all accessible on foot or by public transport from the city center. Here are some tips for your visit:

- Use public transportation or walk from the historic center for easy access to the churches.

- The domes are scattered throughout the historic center, so plan your route to make the most of your visit.

- Be sure to make reservations in advance to avoid disappointment.

The domes of Quito's Historic Center are an architectural gem that you can't miss. From the ornate Iglesia de La Compañía de Jesús to the impressive Basílica del Voto Nacional, each dome offers a unique experience and spectacular views of the city. Be sure to include these visits in your itinerary and enjoy Quito's rich history and culture from above.

Get your camera and your reservations ready, and enjoy a majestic view of Quito from its domes!

 Contact Information

To visit the domes of Quito and experience the experiences it offers, you can contact them through the following means:


  • (593) 99 954 0098

Hours of Operation

  • monday to friday: 9:00 a 17:00.
  • Sundays: 09:00 a 14:00.


  • 0°13′13″S 78°30′51″O / -0.22027778, -78.51416667

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