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Basilica del Voto Nacional

| Calle Venezuela and Carchi, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-228-9428
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stained glass” (97 reviews)
“bell tower” (71 reviews)
“clock towers” (40 reviews)
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| Calle Venezuela and Carchi, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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+593 2-228-9428
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"stained glass"
in 97 reviews
"bell tower"
in 71 reviews
"clock towers"
in 40 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 65 reviews
"steep stairs"
in 24 reviews
"notre dame"
in 26 reviews
"wooden walkway"
in 17 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 31 reviews
"gothic style"
in 21 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 77 reviews
"gift shop"
in 35 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 16 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 21 reviews
"old town"
in 88 reviews
"entry fee"
in 21 reviews
"walk up"
in 17 reviews
"take your time"
in 15 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the legs for climbing, the reward is great! On a clear day, the views of the city, and the surrounding mountains are incredible. The history and architecture are well worth the modest entrance fees.

Thank susankanold
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is worth the many steps to climb to the very top. It has interesting architecture and views along the way. At the very top you will be rewarded with great overviews of Quito.

Thank Kathryn S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had looked forward to visiting the cathedral since it is the biggest neo gothic cathedral in the Americas and it didn’t disappoint. Only $2 entry fee and plenty to see while wandering around. Well worth a visit.

Thank 15MW
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stained glass windows were beautiful and climbing up the tower was fun. We stayed up there awhile taking photos in every direction.

Thank Jennie383
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful church with a long history and a beautiful interior and interesting exterior. For those without fear of heights and fit enough the climb the narrow stairs, it is great to walk up into both towers which offer a great city view...More

Thank Doris A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most incredible view from the top of the church it is incredible here. Not to be missed. We took a bus for only 25c from our hostel El Hostelito and we went on a free tour which left from the lounge in our hostel....More

Thank Mel K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve always been obsessed with gothic churches, because they looked like castles. As a child, whenever my father would take me to his practice in the city, I would always want to go into an old gothic church to explore the towers and chambers not...More

Thank Greg G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice basilica to visit with a couple of towers to climb. The stairs/ladders are not for the faint of heart but include some wonderful views of the city if you can do it.

Thank Andreas C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place to visit and get an appreciation of the effort that went into building this church over a period of more than 200 years. Another example of lots of money spent on building churches rather than spending the money on helping the people

Thank DGReich
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For only $2 foreigners can enter and climb the towers in this amazing Basilica that sits atop a hill. The 360 views are fabulous. It's a great gothic landmark too.

Thank SiobhanS
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Tony L
1 August 2017|
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Response from ChistineC956 | Reviewed this property |
because if we don't they will eventually fall in disrepair
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Mei L
31 August 2015|
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Response from Yoipitydafool67 | Reviewed this property |
Photos are allowed in the church but you must pay the $2.00 per person entry fee.
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