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“Just great architecture”
Review of Basilica

Basilica
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Quito Old Town Tour with Gondola Ride and Visit to the Equator
Ranked #5 of 206 things to do in Quito
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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.
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Just great architecture”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

how could you not like this building as it dominates the skyline of Quito. the view from the bell tower is fantastic and the actual church interior is just beautiful-well worth the climb or take the city bus tour

Visited January 2013
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very impressive”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Go before 1700hrs on a weekday as it closes at that time! But if you do get up the top, the views of Quito are formidable.

Visited January 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Your Basic Gothic Cathedral”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

A pretty church but not worth a visit if it takes you out of your way. The outside, visible through much of the city, is the best part.

Visited January 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth stopping by”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

If you don't have a boner to see cathedrals, this might not be for you.

However, the Basilica is located on top of a small little hill, with a park on the slope side, that gives it an interesting appearance. Like most large cathedrals, the Basilica is beautiful on the inside for those that appreciate that kind of stuff.

Visited January 2013
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Quito, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful!!”
Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Visited the Basilica today for the first time while showing friends around Quito. A breathtaking gothic church. Beautiful stained glass windows, shrines to the Virgin of the different provinces of Ecuador, as well as to the different countries of Central and South America. The outside of the basilica has gargoyles in the shape of different animals from Ecuador, such as ant eaters, tortoises, pumas, iguanas, etc. I highly recommend that if your are in Quito, that you visit the basilica.

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