Museo Franciscano

Museo Franciscano The Museo Franciscano contains some of the church’s finest artwork including paintings, sculpture and 16th-century furniture. Some of the furniture is fantastically wrought and inlaid with thousands of pieces of mother-of-pearl. The admission fee includes a guided tour in English or Spanish. Good guides will point out mudejar (Moorish) representations of the eight planets revolving around the sun in the ceiling, and will explain how the light shines through the rear window during the solstices, lighting up the main altar. They’ll also demonstrate an odd confessional technique, where two people standing in separate corners can hear each other while whispering into the walls. Address: Old Town Price: Admission $2 Hours: 9am-1pm & 2-6pm Mon-Sat, 9am-noon Sun

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Museo Franciscano
Location: Entre Bolívar, Cuenca y Sucre
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Languages: English, Spanish
Description: Museo Franciscano The Museo Franciscano contains some of the church’s finest artwork including paintings, sculpture and 16th-century furniture. Some of the furniture is fantastically wrought and inlaid with thousands of pieces of mother-of-pearl. The admission fee includes a guided tour in English or Spanish. Good guides will point out mudejar (Moorish) representations of the eight planets revolving around the sun in the ceiling, and will explain how the light shines through the rear window during the solstices, lighting up the main altar. They’ll also demonstrate an odd confessional technique, where two people standing in separate corners can hear each other while whispering into the walls. Address: Old Town Price: Admission $2 Hours: 9am-1pm & 2-6pm Mon-Sat, 9am-noon Sun
Telephone: Office: +593 22952911 (Landline)
Products/Services: Museums