La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús, Quito, Ecuador

The gold is priceless. Seven tons alone grace La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús, Quito, Ecuador. Untold numbers of artists spent most of 250 years crafting gold into leaf used to embellish Spanish Colonial interior decoration. Important as symbols of Spanish colonial power, the cathedrals constructed by the Catholic orders of Franciscans, Dominicans, Jesuits and Augustinians were meant to radiate God’s preeminence in a land where Inca gold often honored the deity.

3 thoughts on “La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús, Quito, Ecuador

  1. Just read from Wiki that as it took a long time from beginning of construction to completion, different architectural styles were used in different parts of the church.

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