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Cathedral of Quito (La Catedral)

Plaza de la Independencia, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-257-0371
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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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Plaza de la Independencia, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cathedral of Quito is a striking white-painted monumental church with a single high bell tower offset to the right of the main entrance. Its location is amazing fronting onto Plaza Grande and is a must visit.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Just a beautiful church and something to just enjoy with family or just friends, with just spectacular views. There is also a museum which you can tour at the same time and you look at the beauty of this church. 08/09/2017 The Metropolitan Cathedral of...More

Thank 18alvinb
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The fact that this church has been standing for 450 years is amazing. The outside is modest, but the sanctuary is beautiful. The floors are hardwood and a bit squeaky. The inside structure is beautifully preserved.

Thank Farrah H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great place to walk around and take picture. It's safer to walk in the morning and local restaurant are miss. Not to many places to eat.

Thank anamariafigaro
Reviewed 23 July 2017

loved the local slant on the gargoyles (turtles, iguanas etc) on the outside of the cathedral and offers a great view of the city from the tower. The final climb is up a stairway on the outside of the cathedral with a clear view through...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Like so many churches all over the world, you stand inside and are in awe over the construction and interior. Pretty impressive to see how they built such a large and beautiful building before the time of mechanization.

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This place give you a feel of Quito, and it's very nice and pleasant place. Well worth the stop. Maybe an hour tops, but well worth it.

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We visited the church and walked around and really enjoyed it. Part of the church is under construction, they seem to be fixing the altar but it did not bother us. You are able to see all kinds of clothing the priest were, the library...More

Thank myopinioncounts23
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Although the schedules state there is a 5pm daily mass, there isn't. So the only way to see the church during the week is to buy the $5 ticket and stick to the no photography rule that's very strictly enforced. Frankly, there are many better...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
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