The Convent of Carmen Bajo
This convent was funded in the city of Latacunga in 1669, with the name of "Carmen of the Holy Trinity of Latacunga". In 1698, a violent earthquake destroyed the temple, and it was transferred to Quito, where its construction finalized in 1745. At the moment it is located, next to the Cathedral in Quito's downtown. The Carmelita's nuns live in this convent; they own a religious and cultural patrimony of great value.
The Church of "El Sagrario"
During the Colony, the church of "El Sagrario" constituted one of the greater architectonic treasures of Quito. It is located next to the Cathedral, for that reason it was called "La Catedralilla", that means (small Cathedral).
Its design was inspired in the Italian Renaissance; it was built at the end of XVII century. It is famous for its sculptures and details. The famous artist Bernardo de Legarda constructed it.
Saint Catherine's Church
The convent of Saint Catherine was funded on 1594, under the shelter of the religious Order of Santo Domingo. Now a days, the nuns who live in the convent sell: lotions, honey and herbs, which are handled through a wood winch that separates the nuns of the people who buy their products.
Santo Domingo's Temple
It was built in XVI century. This temple is full of precious structures, like the new gothic main altar of XIX century, made by Italians Dominicans. The ceiling of the church, with its "mudéjar" style is decorated with paintings of martyrs of the Order of Santo Domingo.
The cover of the central dome is a baroque jewel of XVIII century, a real treasure for Quito's architecture.
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"El Tejar" Convent
It is hidden between the hills of San Juan and El Placer. This convent was constructed in the middle of XVIII century by Fray Francisco de Jesus Bolaños. It is a real architectonic jewel; all its details and façades were delightfully design. Light plays a very important role its architecture. You can't lose the opportunity of discovering this very beautiful place.
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