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Address: Calle Venezuela and Carchi, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593-2-58-38-91
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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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Very cool architecture, including native birds & animals of Ecuador as the "gargoyles" on the church.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Very cool architecture, including native birds & animals of Ecuador as the "gargoyles" on the church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of those churches where you understood the purpose of why Christians build large churches. When entering the church you can look up and be awestruck by the vast room with its high ceilings and coloured windows. They do charge you 2 dollars to enter the church, though I didn't know this when I first entered, and accidentally... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The basilica is the best example of gothic architecture that I have seen outside of Europe. The stained glass is lovely, and if you stand right behind the central altar and look through the heart shaped window at the front of the Basilica, you get a view of the Virgin of Panecillos. The interesting gargoyles (in the form of anteaters,... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Me & my friend found this on our last day, we were going to the airport the same day and only had a few hours. We were shocked that we hadn't found this previously, although it is quite a long walk up. We didn't go inside, but from the outside, this monument is beautiful & there is also a nice... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very beatiful place to visit and make stunning pictures. The view on this church from every corner of Quito is remarkable. Still one of the tallest buildings in the country

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We took the "on-off" tourist bus around Quito and got off to visit the Basilica. There are very steep "ladders" if you wish to climb to the top. If you choose this climb, wear rubber-soled shoes and be careful. It's tricky.

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boston, ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous view from the top!! It's worth paying a couple bucks for the ticket, and climbing all the stairs

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East Windsor, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Basilica is great; it is woth the climbing; you get to see a incredible view of the city, and the inside is amazing. Also ; it is a short walk the the many different churches around the Historic Center of Quito; so wear comfortable shoes and enjoy it!!

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I highly recommend you to go climb the 350 stairs right till the top of Basilica. The view is worth it. Read my experiences in my blog: http://www.madaboutdeetravel.com/2015/07/about-quito-paradise-between-volcanoes.html

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

i love this church , they say that it will be finished when the right government comes to change things for the country, i love it , really do, and you can walk down that street and go directly to other churches.

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Address: Calle Venezuela and Carchi, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593-2-58-38-91
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito

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