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Address: Calle Venezuela and Carchi, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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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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Great Gargoyles!

The basilica is a contemporary church with an interesting but not particularly enthralling interior. The real treat is the gargoyles on the outside which are all native animals to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The basilica is a contemporary church with an interesting but not particularly enthralling interior. The real treat is the gargoyles on the outside which are all native animals to Ecuador (armadillos, porcupines, frigate birds, Galapagos hawks, etc.). The real heart stopper is the trip to the highest viewing tower in the basilica, which involving crossing a board walk over the... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great views without going far from downtown. Worth a visit, very reasonably priced. There are elevators in case you want to take it easy. We went all the way up every option and were very happy about the whole experience.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked from my hotel in Old Quito, took about 20 minutes, entered off side street. The admission is $2 for the basilica and another $2 to climb to the top of the towers. You cannot be afraid of heights or narrow ladders if you want to make it to the very top. They have elevators for the clock towers. You... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a underrated city Quito is and this is one of the Jewels in its crown- great graceful city to wonder around and see the buildings

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I did not go into the church itself, but went up the towers. The cost was $1 for citizens and $2 for foreigners, and it was definitely worth it. Typically I am against paying for entering a church, but I made an exception for this. The climb is a little strenuous, but well worth it. We made it up to... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a great historical tour. The cost to enter was only 4 dollars. An amazing structure with a great history for any historical traveller.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We entered at the rear which has steep steps and a desolate environment and you must walk to the front to get in. The front is off the plaza and has a much better first impression. Solemn interior; elegant exterior.

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Chester, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great architecture and gives a great sense of history of the church in Ecuador. Should make time even if you are there only for a short period.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed exploring the entire Basicilla, climbing all the stairs and ladders, and taking in the fantastic views. A must see!

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Tababela, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the most beautiful view of the city from the top of ths Church, there is a restaurant in the top and the surroundings are awesome!

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