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Address: Calle Venezuela and Carchi, Quito, Ecuador
Description: Considered the largest church in Quito, this impressive building features...
Considered the largest church in Quito, this impressive building features fine bronze doors, colorful stained glass windows and a tower with sweeping views of the city.
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Always a good time they let you climb the towers and you can get a bueaitufl view of the entire city, its a great attraction I recommend highly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Always a good time they let you climb the towers and you can get a bueaitufl view of the entire city, its a great attraction I recommend highly.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

If you like touring the gothic cathedrals of Europe, the Basilica will not disappoint. It has it all, soaring vaulted ceilings, gargoyles, massive carved doors, stained glass windows. $2 buys you a ticket to climb the stairways to heaven, which you should not attempt if you have a heart condition.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Great views of Quito. The Basilica is a beautiful church, built in the 19th century. It's not as ornate as some older ones. The climb to the top is worth it for the views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The twin clock towers that you can view if you dare to climb to the top of the Basilica are definitely an icon of Quito. Beware that the final 3 ascents are on metal ladders with little protection. The same ladders are used for both ascending and descending the top - so it can get crowded. If you're a girl... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful example of the way the Ecuador in people took European architecture and made it their own; look closely at the gargoyles on the roof! We did not go up the tower, which costs extra from the admissions because we had only been there a day and were still struggling with the altitude. The surrounding area is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Pay to climb to the top of the towers. The view is very nice. The interior of the cathedral is very reminiscent of St Pat's in NYC

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This tour is not for the feint of heart. I got a chance to climb to the top of two towers as well as fully view the inside of the church. There are some ladders involved! The stained glass and carvings inside are really impressive, but I think the view of the city from the top is was more of... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I came here twice, the first time it was drizzly and I only walked around the outside looking up at the gargoyles and stained glass. Came back the next day when it was dry and paid the $2 to climb all the steps. The views are quite fab and although the top two ladders are very steep, it's worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This most impressive cathedral is situated atop a hill, making its towers visible from a number of vantage points throughout town. The stained glass features are beautiful and numerous. The gargoyles on the exterior are fun, depicting various animals from the Galapagos Islands.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Once you are on the grounds of the basilica, make sure you walk around the grounds. You will not see anything special on the grounds themselves, but do look up. The architecture of the building has a wide variety of gargoyles all around. They are fun and spectacular to see. In addition, you will find gold covered doors with different... More 

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