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Address: Calle Venezuela and Carchi, Quito 170150, 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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We toured the Basilica on a Saturday. It wasn't terribly crowded. You can climb all the way to the top and see Quito. It is a beautiful view as well as an adventurous climb.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We toured the Basilica on a Saturday. It wasn't terribly crowded. You can climb all the way to the top and see Quito. It is a beautiful view as well as an adventurous climb.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really beautiful building that took over 100 years to build. You can go into church for $2 which is ok but what is much better and a tour I'd highly recommend is to the top. It also costs $2. You can go to third level and climb up bell towers and to a steeple. It gives some... More 

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Merida, Venezuela
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its located in the historic center of the city, is very big and imposing, what I did not liked it's that you have to pay por everything, even for go inside.

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Quito, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It took 100 years to build this church, a remembrance of Notre Dame with a South american twist. Instead of gorgoyles there are Ecuadorian animals, iguanas, Galapago´s birds, very imponent, bit, with beautiful stained glass windows, ilumating colorful walls with the sun. There are the stairs to climb the towers and get to the highest building to the sun in... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place, very surreal, incredible architecture, you cannot miss visiting the place you can even see the entire city from the clock tower, it is for everyone!!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful cathedral, quite big. It looks better from the outside, inside is nice as well, through. There's a fee for entering the cathedral.

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Ballarat, Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a surprising and pleasant place. Interior is full of the religious iconography one would expect. There is fre access to the under ground crypt as the basilica is relatively new and still in final stages of construction. Locate administration office in the grounds to buy a pads to the tower. You go in front towers and the via... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was not just another church tour. With this tour, you get to go up in the towers for some of the best Quito views. You're on your own to explore. They have elevators that take you to the top and then you can walk down the stairs exploring the other levels. At the top, there's a series of ladders... More 

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Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can go up o the tower with an elevator paying a very small fee. If you are not used to the altitude (Quito is 2900 meters) it is advisable to take the lift. If you wish to go further until the top outside you have to go by foot. But also from the intermediate terrace you have a beautiful... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This old cathedral is really beautiful and quite breathtaking! It is worth a visit - we did not go up to the towers but the inside itself was really something. I would compare it to a few cathedrals in Malaga and also the bigger ones in Rome. You get that feeling of beeing very small when you stand there. It... More 

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