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“A beautiful church and walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Basilica

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Quito City Sightseeing Tour Including Teleférico Cable Car Ride and Volcano Hike
Ranked #5 of 203 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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Edmonton, Canada
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“A beautiful church and walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

This church is in the middle of old town, and it is a wonderful walk across the valley the majority of hostels in/near old town. Yyou can see the church in the sky line from nearly anywhere in Quito if you are in old/new town, so it is very easy to find. there is a gorgeous park in front of the church where street performers often hang out. the archtiecture is fantastic, and very accurate to the period they attempted to emulate. a well recomended outing to combine with st peters and/or some of the museums in and around old town. the only negative is you are required to pay to go inside or climb the tower, but the price is 2 dollars, so not bank breaking

Visited April 2014
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“Spectacular Stained Glass Windows”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Your breath will be taken away as you walk up the street towards the Basilica. The grandiose nature of the church is indescribable. And then you pay a couple of bucks and go inside. Regardless of your religious beliefs, you can't help but feel you are in a very special place. Whether it's appreciating the pilgrims who are offering up private prayers to various saints or craning your neck upward to take in the gorgeous stained glass windows, this place will simply leave you feeling awe-inspired.

Visited May 2014
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“Fantastic building and climb to top of tower”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Huge and impressive cathedral well worth the visit. For $2 you can climb to the top of the central tower and get a great view of the city. The climb to the top of the tower involves steep ladders on the outside of the tower. Not for children or anyone who suffers from vertigo!

Visited May 2014
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“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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Dallas, Texas
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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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