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Address: Calle Venezuela and Carchi, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593-2-58-38-91
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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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Climbing the towers for the view

Beautiful basilica Stain glass and arcs are really something to see. Climbing the tower is must unless have a fear of heights and stairs very steep.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Saskatoon, Canada

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful basilica Stain glass and arcs are really something to see. Climbing the tower is must unless have a fear of heights and stairs very steep.

Thank 64bernel
Yavne, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful , neo-gothic church (built at the end of the 19th century) with a modern "twist": the altar is in the middle of the church, at the intersection of the main and lateral naves. Nice stained glass windows, impressive organ (over 1100 flutes).

Thank Edith-and-Arie
Quito, Ecuador
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have visited the Basilica several times. One can enter the main hall from the main street entrance and from the side to climb to the balcony above the congregation. From the side one can also climb the both clock towers. A walkway passes above the church ceiling; but under the roof from the South tower to the North Tower.... More 

Thank AndreHugosPlace
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As part of the UNESCO heritage site this is a must see while in Quito. A trip to the basilica won't break the bank and it offers a stunning view of the city. It's the perfect start to Quito, Ecuador. Be sure to buy a ticket to check out the towers. There are three towers to explore. The best tower... More 

Thank Chloe N
Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth stopping by. Instead of gargoyles on the outside they have animals from the Galapagos like sea turtles and Komodo dragons in the detail work. Take your time to take in all the details, they're unbelievable. It's also said the church isn't finished because of a prophesy that when it's complete the end of the world will come, so... More 

Thank MikeVarel
Rio Dulce, Guatemala
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Besides the beautiful architecture of the building, you can climb up the north steeple and one of the towers. The views of the city are spectacular.

Thank Alice K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A 15 minute hike from Centro Historico (the main square), the Basilica is definitely worth the trip! Great views if you are ok with heights and can climb the narrow stairwells to get to the top. If not, there is a small restaurant on one of the floors that also offers great views of the city facing south.

Thank aisp264
moose jaw
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part of the Basilica is the outside architectural. I wouldn't pay the money to see the inside again as it seems quite plan compared to the outside

Thank robpeeler2
Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ventured here on my own, a quick and cheap taxi ride will get you there simply by the terms "La Basilica." Fall in love with the immense size of the first level, then work your way up the stairs and all the way up to the tower, where you will get your classic, beautiful view of the clock towers... More 

Thank corynnabroad
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the best part of two hours here exploring. This Neo-gothic, 115m high, Roman Catholic Church is not only breath taking from the exterior but fascinating inside. For a small $2 entry fee you can stay as long as you like. The view points are amazing, take your time to discover them all. We enjoyed going up every single... More 

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