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Cathedral of Quito (La Catedral)

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Address: Plaza de la Independencia, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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+593 2-257-0371
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The city’s main cathedral contains the tomb of Field Marshal Antonio Jose...

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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Stunning both inside and out

You can't miss seeing Cuenca's Gothic cathedral. If you can, go with a guide who can point out some interesting facts. Make sure that you look at the cathedral from all angles to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't miss seeing Cuenca's Gothic cathedral. If you can, go with a guide who can point out some interesting facts. Make sure that you look at the cathedral from all angles to be sure to see the amazing blue domes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just off main square next to presidential palace. A mixture of many different styles, with beautiful paintings. The green baroque looking altar is quite surprising.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to get a good picture of this church. Magnificent and imposing building. One of the must see churches in Old Quito.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Almost nobody here and i didnt found it that special. The outside looked great but not really from the inside. You pay 2 dollars to get in. If you wanna go into the toeters you should go to the side and buy another ticket over there, also 2 dollars. With this ticket you can also see the inside if the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately one person in our party lost the small camera due to skillful pickpocket thief. I saw everything but had no idea how to react, neither screaming nor running after that person seems appropriate inside this beautiful church. Fortunately our friend lost only several pictures from the day before, no big deal. Please pay attention to your surroundings even in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

According to the guide, this is the most important church in Quito and also the oldest. It is beautiful with a wooden ceiling. It is also possible to visit the duomo on the top of the church. It has a marvelous view of the city. It is totally worth going up there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

A good history behind this church, mainly due to the fact the president at the time was highly Catholic religious and loved the New Classical architecture (as we learned). Big and beautiful.... but the most special thing about it is that the gargoyles are animals from different eco regions of Ecuador! Tortoises, jaguars, etc! Also, "The Last Supper" has a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Very typical cathedral - beautiful wooden ceilings and a bit of a museum on clergy clothing but overall nothing special and it costs to enter - not a must see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The cathedral has an interesting history. It is a much warmer church than the golden Jesuit church. It helps to have a guide to get the full information on the altars and pictures.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

there's some interesting art work in this church. The Last Supper, etc. There's also the tomb of Mariscal sucre and president Moreno died in here.

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