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Basilica del Voto Nacional

| Calle Venezuela and Carchi, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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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.
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  • Average5%
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“bell tower” (66 reviews)
“clock towers” (39 reviews)
| Calle Venezuela and Carchi, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived anticipating getting a great view of the city from the towers but were not able to enter...closed. However the building exterior is fascinating and spent a good 30 mins looking around and being pestered by pedlers. No way can one miss this stunning...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. I went in the early morning to avoid the crowds and get some good pictures. So much to see in this historic area. I ventured off the beaten path and saw some more of the architecture and colors of this incredible city.

Thank Victoriajag32
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was breath taking in its beauty; clear French influence. Lovely church.You felt as if you could just sit there and be at peace.

Thank nixsa777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had heard that you can pay to climb up the bell tower. As you climb up the stairs there are different levels. You will get views into the cathedral nave. There are two souvenir shops and a cafe. The access to the top is...More

Thank Polo_and_Marco
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beauty of this basilica and its carvings and stained glass windows is not to be missed. I visited on a Sunday morning while mass was in session. A beautiful experience

Thank TroisChatsLies
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are two entrances here both of which cost $2 per person. The inside of the church is very beautiful. The towers though were really amazing. You can go up two of the three and the clock tower has a restaurant inside. The prices are...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

this cathedral is stunning and very large. It is an important site to visit while in Quito for sure. Be sure to check out the really cool gargoyles that have a South American twist!

Thank renee94903
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a mere two dollars, you can see this voluminous Basilica. Lots of small niches that contain beautiful art and religious treasures. Photos with or without flash are permitted. See also my reviews of other tourist spots in Quito, as well as hotels, and also...More

Thank Sam w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is free to visit. Easier if during the day during Saturday evening or Sunday during and between mass services. Interior does not have the barroque splendor of the older Compania or San Francisco Churches, but instead it has the greatness of gothic architecture....More

Thank kafu123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Basilica many times and it is so worth it. Especially walking all the way up to the towers. It is scary but so pretty view of the church and old town.

Thank Vibeke J
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Tony L
31 July 2017|
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Response from ChistineC956 | Reviewed this property |
because if we don't they will eventually fall in disrepair
Mei L
30 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.