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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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Beatiful and stunning

Amazing to see a structure of European architecture in South America. Truly tells the story of colonization and the power of the church. Interesting the amount of worshippers.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Littleton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing to see a structure of European architecture in South America. Truly tells the story of colonization and the power of the church. Interesting the amount of worshippers.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whilst the rest of the church is nice and costs $2 the towers cost an additional $2 from an office on the side of the square behind the basicillia. This allows you to go up the two towers to above the clock face and also across the roof and then up the tower to a good view point though the... More 

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Rocheport, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Alex with Link experiences led the tour for us in this beautiful church. The gold finish in this church is unbelieving.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The basilica is really fun to visit. You can climb into the clock tower and walk above the main congregation area. It has great views of the historic district Ave the panecillo.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Massive church which is ok. The best bit is the towers which cost $2 and are really interesting as you get to go across the roof, up the bell tower etc. Quite scary in places! The gift shops in the towers are also great value.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For $2 you can get a ticket to see the church and climb the towers. It is a beautiful church with lovely stained glass windows. You can take the elevator to the third floor where there is a balcony with amazing views of Quito with the Panecillo statue (Virgin Mary with wings) in the centre of the view. You can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt a bit scammed having to pay one ticket to visit the inside of the church, another one for the towers. If the towers are great for the view, the interior of the church has no interest at all so can be easily skipped. Going to the towers is quite an experience but views are a great reward.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You could simply ogle the exterior of this magnificent, large, and ornate building, or just walk through the main interior part of the structure, but be aware that there are options that take you higher, if you’ve adjusted to the altitude ;-) 

From the upper floors you can view the church interior and its stained glass, further up still you’ll... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our experience here. The Basillica was by far our favorite church that we visited in Quito, and the architecture throughout was stunning. The climb up to the top lookout was cheap but quite precarious. Use caution! The grounds were lovely as well. Would highly recommend visiting!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss the tower climb! The view is fantastic and the climb is an experience you won't forget. Make sure you follow the exit sign to exit on the north side. Some of my companions tried to exit the way we came in but they will not let you out that way. They ended up walking down and then back... More 

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