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Catedral Metropolitana

Espejo 715 | and Venezuela, Quito 170150, Ecuador
2570-371
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The city’s main cathedral contains the tomb of Field Marshal Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito’s liberator, and The Holy Shroud, a magnificent 18th-century sculpture by Manuel Chili Caspicara.
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Espejo 715 | and Venezuela, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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2570-371
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"last supper"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful cathedral"
in 7 reviews
"wooden ceiling"
in 4 reviews
"mariscal sucre"
in 3 reviews
"interesting artwork"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful at night"
in 2 reviews
"side chapels"
in 2 reviews
"main square"
in 2 reviews
"religious art"
in 4 reviews
"independence square"
in 3 reviews
"catholic church"
in 2 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"presidential palace"
in 4 reviews
"great tour"
in 3 reviews
"bell tower"
in 2 reviews
"guinea pigs"
in 2 reviews
"tour guide"
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This was an unexpectedly great find on our first day in Quito. Be sure to get the ticket that includes the domes ($6). We were surprised when our guide Jose (part of the ticket) opened a door concealed in the church wall to lead us...More

Thank Traveltime281
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This cathedral doesn't look that impressive from the outside but looks quite impressive on the inside. The main architect of Ecuadorian independence Antonio José de Sucre is buried here.

Thank Lee L
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Be sure to climb up to the roof top (a pathway newly opened to the public) for the panoramic view! The English speaking guide provided many historical details that added to our experience (and ensured our safety as we climbed this ancient monk stairway).

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We had a really great tour of the church with a wonderful guide - a young man. He was knowledgeable and informative and his English was great. WE went up a windy stone staircase to the rooftop and had an excellent view of the top...More

Thank Helen O
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this church very much. It’s really a museum of a cathedral. Small entry fee but worth it. No pictures inside.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

We enjoyed visiting this cathedral mainly because we had a terrific guide, Paul. We shared a lot of information back and forth so our visit was delightful. This is another church where no photos are allowed but we didn't mind because admission was quite reasonable...More

Thank Katharine G
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

The murals, historic vestments, and ornate sculptures of the Catedral Metropolitana are amazing. Quito is truly unique in its density of amazing churches. The murals and carvings in this cathedral are really special. There are no photos inside, but it's worth the visit!

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Founded in 1535, from poor origins, it has now been transformed over the years. Full of history and art. We asked if anyone was available to give us a tour, our guide Paulo was excellent. The only charge was our entrance fees. The mausoleums are...More

Thank Laura J
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Go early to beat the lines. Visit the side altars especially one with beautiful statuary. Intricate carved wooden ceiling. Golf leaf on altar. Construction started in 1531 with many changes over the years. Is a mixture of neo-gothic and Baroque. Some of the paintings in...More

Thank Chinapjs
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Its pretty impressive to see this church built in 1535 and see the beauty and the skill it took to build it with its round chapels. Its like most churches that one sees...amazing way back then what they did. This is another one of those...More

Thank Patrick S
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