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“A worthwhile visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica

Basilica
Calle Venezuela and Carchi, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #5 of 99 Attractions in Quito
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Burlington, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“A worthwhile visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Not too far from the old town, you get views from the steeples and the church itslef is impressive and worth a visit.

Visited November 2011
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Sopron, Hungary
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“Great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

for $2 you can climb up the clock tower and even further up, on some parts like a via-ferrata :) but the view is great. the basilica itself was renovated or strengthened sometime ago, but only with concrete. So eg the tower is almost solid concrete from inside. but its worth climbing up the tower.

Visited October 2011
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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“Great view from the top”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

Easy to climb to the top of the Basilica and great views all round

Visited October 2011
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Not for the acrophobic but a beautiful old church with outstanding views of the city.

Visited February 2011
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Bozeman, MT
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“Breathtaking!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

What a beautiful cathedral! Don't miss it! It was the highlight of visiting Quito. The final ascent is on shakey steps, which adds to the thrill of going up so high, and the person who braves them is rewarded with beautiful city and volcano views.

Visited October 2011
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