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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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Great church to explore

Going all the way to the top is not for those scared of heights! You can cross a rope bridge over the top of the main chapel area and then climb ladders to the top of one of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Going all the way to the top is not for those scared of heights! You can cross a rope bridge over the top of the main chapel area and then climb ladders to the top of one of the towers. There's a cafe with an excellent view of downtown Quito as well. Highly recommended.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a very gothic church with 2 clock towers and a bell tower, 2 of which you can climb. The bell tower is intersting but if you have a fear of hieghts the ladders up to it are a bit sketchy. We did it in the rain so it was also slick. The clock towers go even higher but... More 

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

If you really like breathtaking views this is definitely the place you should go. I was so impressed with the views you could get while going up to the top, though it's a little bit steep because of the sketchy ladders, but it's worth every minute. I don't really recommend this if you ARE afraid of heights since you could... More 

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Miguel CM Crespo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

a mock gothic church, ugly and big. Not worth visiting at all. Besides you get charged for a poor interior. The are thousands of churchs worth visiting in Quito. This one not, for sure

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Visiting Basilica is a must-do in Quito. Walking uphill from downtown historical Quito for about 15 minutes, and the Basilica is there to impress you. The art details and the stained glass panels there is beautiful. If you want to see a top view of Quito, you can climb up the bell tower here which is one of the tallest... More 

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Quito
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

One of the most Beautiful Catholic Basilicas I have ever se en. It too 100 years to bill and the y are still not finished. An AWESOME SIGHT TO BEHOLD

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Roatan, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Love that you can walk along the inside of the roof and out onto the upper balconies and up in the clock towers!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I visited the Basilica one day that I had some time to kill in Quito. I was told it would cost $2 but they only charged me $1. I'm not sure why. The building itself has some incredible architecture and beautiful stained glass windows. There is a gift shop inside and bathrooms, as well as a coffee shop. However, the... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My first day in Quito was on 03/27/15. I was impressed and is kept in my memories: La Basílica del Voto Nacional . It is a beauty jewel ,it is a beautiful gothic art and the gargoyles which represent the incorporation of the local culture from the European style. This church it is incomplete yet and it is said that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Wonderful Basilica with terrific stained glass. Very comforting and quiet. Very nice heart shaped window to look at the statue of the angel.

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