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“Impressive!”
Review of Basilica

Basilica
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$99.00*
and up
Quito Old Town Tour with Gondola Ride and Visit to the Equator
Ranked #5 of 206 things to do in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Montreal,Qc.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Impressive!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Beautiful Cathedral, can't imagine how long and how much labor it took to buil such a beautiful church.

Visited October 2012
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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337 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
“Great view and worth the effort...climb the clock tower if the bell tower isn't for you”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great view of Quito and worth the $2 entry fee. The plank across to the bell tower is relatively new and wide and easy enough to navigate. There are 2 levels to the bell tower. The first is approx 15 steps up the metal ladder and feels comfortable. The second ladder is a little more challenging and feels a little exposed...plenty climbed it without any difficulty but not for me that day as I was feeling the height. A just as good, and higher, alternative is the climb up the clock tower..follow the steps up past the cafe. Th usual windy church metal staircase but all of it is internal and a much higher feeling of comfort with great views over Quito and back across to the bell tower.

Visited November 2012
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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Be sure to climb up into the towers and see the amazing views. Not for those afraid of heights though!

Visited November 2011
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Eagan, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Fun, great view”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

We got to climb up inside th e clocks. The view was great and it was a fun experience. I'd definitely recommend it.

Visited October 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“The view is worth the crazy stairs!”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

The basilica was the highlight of the old town with spectacular views of the city. Maybe not for you if you are afraid of heights! The stairs to get up the back tower were very steep! But it was completely worth it. There was also a cafe in the clock tower which no doubt gave us the best view in all of Quito

Visited October 2012
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