We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Calle Venezuela and Carchi, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593-2-58-38-91
Website
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$128.00*
and up
Quito City Sightseeing Tour Including Teleférico Cable Car Ride and Volcano Hike
More Info
US$55.00*
and up
Half Day Tour Old District Quito
More Info
US$165.00*
and up
Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Horse Ride Pichincha Volcano Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,440 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 720
    Excellent
  • 333
    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Good views

Great church! Get only the ticket for the towers, you get to see the inside as well :D View is amazing but the stairs might be a bit scary for the faint of heart (my gf) ;)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

2,440 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,136: English reviews
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great church! Get only the ticket for the towers, you get to see the inside as well :D View is amazing but the stairs might be a bit scary for the faint of heart (my gf) ;)

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was here and it is beautiful so beautiful Is amazing the architecture of this cathedral omg is so big ...and it show the old style ... For me it's is the most beautiful cathedral of quito ...

Helpful?
Thank Ruben M
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very impressive. I most enjoyed the variety of gargoyles based on animals found in Ecuador. I saw jaguars, tortoises, monkeys, iguanas, and crocodiles

Helpful?
Thank Eric K
Level Contributor
32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in the main entrance of historic downtown,the church is a gotic evocation of this building movement, is possible to view the city from one of the towers and sometimes is possible to visit the ex Ecuador's presidents tumbs, the way to get there by taxi not by walking the surroundings are not so safe

Helpful?
Thank Alberto S
Marietta, Georgia
Level Contributor
150 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The structure and grounds are amazing! This was one of our stops during the tour of Quito and I'm so grateful that we spent time in this lovely place.

Helpful?
Thank Lana K
Duluth, Minnesota
Level Contributor
29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Basilica! It's beautiful inside (especially the smaller chapel at the north end where you are not supposed to take photos) and the climb to the top of the towers gives you stunning panoramic views of the Historic City Center of Quito. You most def need to include this iconic cathedral on your Quito To-Do-List! ♥

Helpful?
Thank corymaria13
Rockwall, Texas
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight of the Basilica is the route through the attic of the church and the climb up the three sets of ladder stairs to the spire. The views of the city and beyond are fantastic. You can also climb into one of the clock towers for more great views. The stained glass windows and sea themed gargoyles are also... More 

Helpful?
Thank David K
boston
Level Contributor
44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting la Compania Church nearby, this church is not that impressive. The small food joints right outside have good traditional food.

Helpful?
Thank pacolino
Budapest, Hungary
Level Contributor
51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not really historical, if you go closer, it visible far from detailed build. Lot of concrete, going up is worth it! There is a panoramic terrace, and you can climb up to thetowrr: the view is impresive! 360 degrees panorama! The building needs a big renovation. You should not have problem with depth if you want to climb up to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ferenc_Bakai
Martinique
Level Contributor
141 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place to start your walking tour of Quito. Taxi can drop you here then it is a walk down hill for the rest of the old town. Also taking a taxi here is better as slightly on the outskirts and taxis further in get in a jam. Cost 2$ to get in except on a Sunday,... More 

Helpful?
Thank susan h

Travellers who viewed Basilica also viewed

 

Been to Basilica? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Basilica and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Basilica staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?