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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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Beautiful Basilica

The Basilica is extraordinary - the outside has traditional gothic architecture with a twist. The gargoyles are animals from the Galapagos and Amazon region. The stained glass... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Basilica is extraordinary - the outside has traditional gothic architecture with a twist. The gargoyles are animals from the Galapagos and Amazon region. The stained glass throughout is stunning. For a small fee ($2), you can walk through and take pictures.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Who ever thought you could get an adrenaline rush from visiting a church?? Well, the Basilica del Voto proves this to be true. Not only is the outside spectacular, and the stained glass stunning, but the walk across the wooden plank bridge and the climb up the iron ladders to the top peaks is exhilarating to say the least. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Walked here from the plaza - a good workout! This is a must do if you have an ok level of fitness and can be ok with heights. Beautiful inside and the views kept us up there for a while. Really enjoyed doing it the first day to see the amazing views of the whole city. Plus the climbs up... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Its a beautiful church with large history. Its already not finished since the 18 century. Don't have the opportunity to see open, but looks great outside.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A newer building fairly interesting but the highlight is the hair raising climbs through the roof,up steep stairs and metal ladders onto the various towers where you get great views of the city. Bit of a giggle

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I didn't go inside but this was one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen from the outside (and SO HUGE). Very impressive.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Largest Basilica in South America. Absolutely stunning views from the top (a US dollar to climb the towers) Not for the faint hearted as the climb to the top is safe but scary! The views are over Quito and the Andes mountains and are wonderful! Inside the Basilica, the stained glass windows and vaulted roof are magnificent and the whole... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I spent a month in Ecuador as part of an awesome program geared towards educators and mental health professions. We took Spanish classes and worked in schools/clinics. One of the highlights of my trip (there were many) was going to the basilica with my spanish teacher, Andy. We started by going inside the church and I was completely taken aback... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This was hands down our favorite thing that we saw in Quito. The inside of the basilica is beautiful, although not as ornate as the colonial churches of the old town. The real gem though is getting to go up the towers and the spire. A walk across the roof of the cathedral, and a hair raising climb up a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Definitely a good stop I n Quito. Great views, close to Mercado Centrol, La Ronda and several other key tourist stops in that part of the city. Go to the top, it will not disappoint!

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