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Address: Calle Venezuela and Carchi, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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+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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For the same price, skip the inside and visit the towers

I felt a bit scammed having to pay one ticket to visit the inside of the church, another one for the towers. If the towers are great for the view, the interior of the church has... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Madrid
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I felt a bit scammed having to pay one ticket to visit the inside of the church, another one for the towers. If the towers are great for the view, the interior of the church has no interest at all so can be easily skipped. Going to the towers is quite an experience but views are a great reward.

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sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You could simply ogle the exterior of this magnificent, large, and ornate building, or just walk through the main interior part of the structure, but be aware that there are options that take you higher, if you’ve adjusted to the altitude ;-) 

From the upper floors you can view the church interior and its stained glass, further up still you’ll... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our experience here. The Basillica was by far our favorite church that we visited in Quito, and the architecture throughout was stunning. The climb up to the top lookout was cheap but quite precarious. Use caution! The grounds were lovely as well. Would highly recommend visiting!

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Smith
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss the tower climb! The view is fantastic and the climb is an experience you won't forget. Make sure you follow the exit sign to exit on the north side. Some of my companions tried to exit the way we came in but they will not let you out that way. They ended up walking down and then back... More 

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Santodomingo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is amazing. Gothical design and innovation with a great scenery and views of the old town topping at 40 meters above the street you can climb up there if you have what it takes to do it.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go in on the lower level, you'll walk through the church. This is worth doing, if only for the beautiful stained glass. Look up, there's an entire 2nd level of glass if you can see it. But don't stop there... Around the building, on the other side (where it is raised), is another entrance. You buy the tickets... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can handle the altitude The views from the towers of the Basilica are breathtaking. There are separate tours, one for the interior of the church (located on the East,plaza side) and the tower tour (southwest side).

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Parker, CO
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From a distance the basilica is beautiful, but be careful of where you enter as you will pay at each entrance. Inside the church is pretty simple, as it is not done yet. The only chapel done is behind the east altar...the rest of the side chapels are simple. To reach the upper areas, go to either end, rather than... More 

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New Delhi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The twin tower is visible from far and you can't miss it. The grand structure is imposing. It looks impregnable and majestic. I felt that the exterior is more attractive than the interiors

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Skip going inside the main church and buy tix for the towers instead. Best view in town from the main two towers (plus a decent cafe and gift shop) but be sure to take the catwalk between the nave arches and the actual roof to get to the spire over the altar where you can take two more ladders to... More 

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