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“Nice, worth a visit, but a bit liveless” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Basilica

Basilica
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US$128.00*
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Quito City Sightseeing Tour Including Teleférico Cable Car Ride and Volcano Hike
Ranked #5 of 201 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice, worth a visit, but a bit liveless”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Nice architecture, definitely a recommended place to visit but seems a bit lifeless and dark which for a church feels always a bit sad.

Visited May 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

This church was beautifully built and has so much art work with in it. From the stained glass to the amazing view of the city to the gargoyles surrounding its outsides... it is remarkable. It is a little bit of a walk and climb but completely worth it! Once you reach the church there is a little cafe rest area outside of the church. We grabbed some ice cream on our way out. We took a tour bus there that was very affordable. They run every hour on the hour. The church had some officers on the outskirts and it felt very safe. Definitely recommend it!

Visited July 2013
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NORTH RICHLAND HILLS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“I Would Rate this Church (Basilica) as the Best in Quito”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Wonderful Architecture with interesting Gargoyles related to the animals of Ecuador
The interior is sparkling and one of the prettiest I have seen in Ecuador.
The stained Glass Windows are Exceptional
The Crypt is very interesting and well worth the visit.

Visited April 2014
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“Gorgeous architecture with breathtaking views of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

After having taken numerous friends and relatives through Quito to see the sites, my wife and I have reached a consensus... this is our favorite attraction in the city... between the architecture, stained glass and the views from the tower, the Basilica is hard to beat.

We wrote a more in-depth review on our blog: www.wealthyinecuador.com/2014/05/attractions-basilica-del-voto-nacional/

Visited April 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Very nice. STOP WRITiNG ON IT!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Very nice and a good climb as all the other ppl said.. Amazing views of the city and just a breath taking many room the whole building makes a cross witch is neat... Can ppl stop writing on it tho, I don't care at all that " Juan and Sue where there on April 24 2013"" have some respect it's 100 years of history, take a picture I'm sure u feel real good telling your friends you wrote on a church. Have a great day!!

Visited May 2014
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