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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.
| Calle Venezuela and Carchi, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-228-9428
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Try to go earlier in the morning when the skies are clearer, and you will be rewarded with amazing city views, including El Panecillo. We gladly paid the $2 basilica fee and the $2 tower entrance fee. If you need to use the restroom, it's...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kristen L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It wasn’t open when we visited one early morning so I can’t say what the inside looks like but the outside was magnificent with ornate details at every corner and every inch. We hope to be able to return to visit the inside before we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Greggypooh
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing Basilica located on a hill. Intersting structure to photograph. Unfortunately could not go inside as it was locked at the time of visit!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank denisf255
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This church is worth a visit if you're in historic old town Quito! The stained glass, high ceilings, and intricate details of the basilica are stunning! Dont miss climbing up the towers to see stunning 360 views of Quito and the surrounding mountains!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rebecca2308
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the highlights of our trip! Architecture was amazing... our tour guide was fantastic! Definitely pay the $2 for the tour! We also did the climb to the top of the towers... amazing! Views were fantastic!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BoardingPass752434
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful religious art! Amazing architecture! lovely cafe and souvenir store! Start your walking tour here!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rhilla1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It will cost you Usd$2 and it is money well spent. You get to climb the steeples that give fantastic views over the city and beyond. The climb is an experience in itself. There is also a coffee shop in one of the towers plus...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge Gothic structure on a high hill in the middle of the Old Town, we were most impressed by its quirks such as the stylistic "gargoyle" sculptures based on the local fauna such as armadillos, alligators, jaguars, and so on.  The interior was beautiful,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kairho1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is gorgeous. The architecture was old gothic style. You could climb up the tallest spire. The gift shop inside had some of the best prices in Old Town. Just amazing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank meredithw260
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting building, built in 1894 in a style which looks much older. Its gargoyles are animals and birds found on mainland Equador and in the Galapagos. Entrance to the tower is priced separately and visitors need to buy their $2 ticket at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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July 31, 2017|
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Response from 781ericb | Reviewed this property |
Simple: it costs money to maintain "God's places" and somebody ends up paying for it. Everywhere, not just in Quito.
Mei L
August 30, 2015|
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Response from Yoipitydafool67 | Reviewed this property |
Photos are allowed in the church but you must pay the $2.00 per person entry fee.