CHURCH OF SANTO DOMINGO

HISTORICAL CHURCH

Located between the streets: Guayaquil and Rocafuerte (street of La Loma) the church of Santo Domingo (sixteenth century) is a place that you should not miss.
Initially it was built by Dominican Priests with the intervention of various historical artists from Quito, such as Bernardo Legarda, Miguel de Santiago and Fray Pedro Bedon. Due to this fusion the church has a large amount of Baroque and neoclassical details, as well as different works of art including sculptures and paintings which leave visitors amazed.

CHURCH OF SANTO DOMINGO

ART AND HERITAGE

The chapel of La Virgen del Rosario (late seventeenth century), is located on one side of the church’s central nave. Thus creating the famous arch of the Church of Santo Domingo, on which the Chapel is located and below which runs Rocafuerte Street.
In the chapel you can see the sculpture of the Virgin of the Rosary that was a gift from King Charles V of Spain to Quito, the decoration of this chapel conserves the pure essence of Baroque Quito; paintings and carvings in gold on a red background earn its consideration as one of the architectural gems of the historic center of Quito.
Visiting the domes of this church is a worthy memory to take from your visit to Quito and the neighborhood of La Loma Grande.