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Baroque colonial.

Baroque colonial.
Wish you a serene Weekend.
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A bit of History:
Diego de Almagro founded Santiago de Quito on August 15, 1534, later to be renamed San Francisco de Quito on August 28, 1534.
The city was later moved to its present location and was refounded on 6 December 1534 by 204 settlers led by Sebastián de Benalcázar, who captured Rumiñahui and effectively ended any organized resistance.[6] Rumiñahui was then executed on January 10, 1535. On March 14, 1541, Quito was declared a city and on February 14, 1556, was given the title Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de San Francisco de Quito ("Very Noble and Loyal City of San Francisco of Quito"), starting at this point its urban evolution.
In 1563, Quito became the seat of a Real Audiencia (administrative district) of Spain and became part of the Viceroyalty of Peru, until 1717 after the Audiencia was part of a newly created Viceroyalty of Nueva Granada. Its administration on both Viceroyalties remained to Quito. (see Real Audiencia de Quito)

As with other places colonized by the Spanish, the colonizers promptly established Roman Catholicism in Quito. The first church (El Belén) was in fact built even before the city had been officially founded. In January 1535, the San Francisco Convent was constructed, the first of about 20 churches and convents built during the colonial period. The Spanish converted the indigenous population to Christianity.

, Maria Zarębska, , Gisela Plewe and 57 other people have particularly liked this photo


44 comments - The latest ones
 El pare
El pare
Buon fine settimana anche a te, Annemarie
5 years ago.
 Doris Weißschnur
Doris Weißschnur
Beeindruckend!
5 years ago.
 Philippe_28
Philippe_28 club
Toute la démesure du baroque !
5 years ago.
 Annaig56
Annaig56 club
de toute beauté,,
5 years ago.
 natur' ELLE
natur' ELLE club
superbe art ! ***********
bon vendredi Annemarie !
5 years ago.
 Danielle
Danielle club
Quelle Merveille !!!!!
5 years ago.
 Erika Akire
Erika Akire club
...so wonderful...Happy serene weekend...
5 years ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Very detailed, heavy, the exact impression is difficult to translate in words but I guess is similar to being there. Favorit.
5 years ago.
 koaxial
koaxial
eine wahre Pracht! - schöne Aufnahme!! Ein schönes Wochenende, Annemarie!
5 years ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
First class shot of this church interior. Well done Annemarie Regards Tess
5 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Majestic interior shot!
5 years ago.
 Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland club
Truly stunning.
5 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Wonderful ! And thank you for the text !
5 years ago.
 Marieschen
Marieschen
sehr interessant und ein wunderschönes Bauwerk!
Ich wünsche dir auch ein wunderschönes Wochenende! Liebe Grüße ;-)
5 years ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
Eine schöne, symmetrische Innneanaufnahme mit vielen Details!
5 years ago.
 Tacheles
Tacheles
Prächtiger Altar.
5 years ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Nicely captured, I like it.
Have a great weekend ;-)
5 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Amazing and ornate architecture. Beautiful shot and great info.
5 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Lovely capture Annmarie
Wonderful weekend to you.
5 years ago.
 Marta Wojtkowska
Marta Wojtkowska club
So rich!!!

Have a good weekend, Annemarie!
5 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
You have a great weekend, too, Annemarie.
5 years ago.
 vero
vero club
Edifice divin, une merveille architecture baroque sublime, d'une telle beauté, merçi pour toutes les informations AnneMaire, un sublime weekend, bisous Véro
5 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
Superb !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wishing Happy Weekend !
5 years ago.
 Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Full of details
5 years ago.
 Horizon 36
Horizon 36 club
WOW...that's beautiful....well captured Annemarie.
5 years ago.
 Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase club
Wonderful shot!
Have a great weekend my friend.
5 years ago.
 .t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
impressive !
5 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Its certainly over the top !!

Amazing !
5 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Wonderful interior; very well taken.
Congrats on Explore.
5 years ago.
 Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
A magnificently ornate church here, Annamaria.
Have a great weekend.
5 years ago.
 Skipper
Skipper
Molto barocca e molto spagnola. Buona gestione della luce.
5 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Yes, really impressive !
Have a nice Sunday, Annemarie.
5 years ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
Some of the South American colonial baroque is quite amazing, isn't it?
I love South America very much. Have a good weekend, Annemarie
5 years ago.
 Capucinedany
Capucinedany
Superbe photo...cela semble très beau!
5 years ago.
 Danielle
Danielle club
Vraiment d'une grande BEAUTÉ *************
5 years ago.
 Michel
Michel
splendide

Lumineux et obscur à la fois
BRAVO
bisous
michel
5 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
5 years ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Well seen
Your beautiful capture was admired in Historical & Architectural Gems.
5 years ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
un interno molto ricco ottimamente ripreso !
5 years ago.
 menonfire
menonfire club
Wow was für ein schöner Altar, klasse Aufnahme ! Grüße MAIK
5 years ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
Incredible opulence!
5 years ago.
 Jürgen
Jürgen
ein fantastischer Altar und ein gutes Foto
5 years ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
marvelous light
5 years ago.
 franco benf
franco benf club
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5 years ago.

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