Fodor's Expert Review Iglesia de San Agustín

Old City Religious Building/Site/Shrine

In 1809 Ecuador's declaration of independence was signed in the Church of St. Augustine, and many of the soldiers who fought the Spanish crown are buried here. The gilded crucifix on the main altar offers an impressive example of a style of art called the Quiteña school. The altar displays paintings by Miguel de Santiago about the life of St. Augustine, while more depictions of the saint crowd the side aisles.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Chile at Guayaquil
Quito, Pichincha  170130, Ecuador


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