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There are 2 separate things to see at the basilica - view the inside of the church and climb to the top. Both are $2/person and worth it! Getting to the top of the tower is pretty adventurous with the ladders and the view of...More
It cost less than £2 to look inside. It is incredible both from the inside and outside. Beautiful light and artefacts. The symmetry is amazing. The stone work is incredible.
Don't miss it.
The Hop on/Hop off bus stops right outside so if you are...More
For just $2 you can get some fantastic views from the top of the basilica. The way up includes ladders up the tower which may not be suitable for those with fear of heights. The basilica itself is impressive and intricate with the quirky addition...More
Really interesting climbing to the top of a rickety staircase at the top of the church! I loved it and so glad we went as soon as it opened as the only people we encountered pushed past us and I don’t think it would of...More
Can't believe I haven't gone before. It's amazing. The views are beautiful and the church too! It's sad that I couldn't go to the tower, the line was too long (almost 40 minutes) but I believe it was because it was a holiday, I suppose...More
Nice cathedral. Better from outside. Don’t bother with the entrance fee simply enjoy the beauty from outside. If you do go inside there are two things that cost the cathedral itself and the spire. If you pay for the spire you can see into the...More
Very beautiful church. But the best part of it is the tower. Easily accessilbe by a number g stairs. But don't be freightened - the views from above are spectacular. There is also a small shop on the top.
My husband and I took the steps to the roof. A bit of a crazy walk across a long plank and up a couple of narrow landers, but the views made it so worth it. It was pouring rain when we arrived, but luckily the...More
Basilica del Voto Nacional - did you find it a scary climb? (6 Replies)
Hi all, While in Quito, I'd love to take in the spectacular views from the top of the Basilica del Voto Nacional, but this is what I read in a blog, dated 2012: "...the only way to reach the main viewing platform was to balance carefully up a very thin steel ladder outside the walls of the church, while clinging to a maze of thin metal bars either side. To make matters worse, the wire mesh that had been attached between each step to prevent your feet from slipping through was missing in...More
May 27, 2014|
Response fromLuis-Alberto R|
That was way too dramatic. If you're not scared of heights, you won't find it scary at all. As well, it is a church located in a historic centre in Latin America, not a luxurious skyscraper with a wide lift. I went there two weeks ago and it is fine enough.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Basilica del Voto Nacional (Basilica Cathedral in Quito) (0 Replies)
Touring this cathedral in Old Quito was one of the highlights of our trip to Old Quito. Though there were some parts best not attempted by those afraid of heights, small children & the elderly, most of it was not bad at all and just about everyone can make it to the final ascent ladder. Though it was steep and perhaps a bit exposed with regard to what you can see, it is very safe with plenty to grab a hold of as you try not to look down. Yes, it is well worth it. That extra climb affords...More