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“best $2 spend in Quito!!” 5 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
Perth, Australia
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“best $2 spend in Quito!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

What a gem! Stunning views from the towers.
However very disappointed to see graffiti!

Such a beautiful and serene place. Many things to do on your way to the highest point, including a drink and snack with a million dollar view, ringing the bells and climbing a few stair cases.

Not to be missed!

Visited November 2011
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“What a View!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

We were going to make our way up to El Panecillo, but after hearing the cost of the taxi, and then the effort of getting a taxi back down, we were told that the Basilica was a better choice!

Well, it is! What a view from the clock tower! There's an elevator that takes you most of the way up and then you can walk up some stairs into the middle of the clock tower, wow! You can also walk up some ladders and view the city from the top of the Basilica. Spectacular view and so cheap.

You can also walk through the Basilica for $1, well worth it as the church has a very distinctive gothic style.

Easy enough to get to the Basilica from the station, only a walk up the hill at the beginning of the old town.

Visited November 2011
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Birch Run, Michigan
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“Beautiful View of Quito”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

Its well worth the trip to the top and it will literally take your breath away!! Beautiful View of the city!

Visited October 2011
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Burlington, Canada
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“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.

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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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