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Basilica del Voto Nacional, Quito

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Reminiscent of some of Europe's finest cathedrals, Basilica del Voto Nacional stands as one of the city's most prominent landmarks. This imposing Neo-Gothic church boasts dual towers climbing to a height of 115 m (377 ft). Though begun in 1892, the church did not receive consecration until 1988, and technically remains unfinished. Enter the historical building to marvel at its cavernous sanctuary, wandering through the aisles to take in the bronze images, stained glass windows, and other decorations. Try steeling yourself to climb up the towers' internal staircase--you'll be rewarded with both a lofty vantage point to the church's interior and a sweeping view of the surrounding historical city on the outside. Don't miss the church's defining feature: instead of traditional gargoyles, it's decked with carvings of sharks, penguins, iguanas, monkeys, and other native species. Add Basilica del Voto Nacional and other attractions to your Quito trip itinerary using our Quito family vacation planner.
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  • Great place to visit, I suggest going up the stairs to the top of the towers. It also has a beautiful large stained glass window. 
  • It's a beautiful Cathedral with great architecture. Be sure to take the stairs up to the tower to get some great views of the city. 
  • This is a beautiful cathedral, visited by Popes John Paul II and Francis. The main body of the church is beautiful, and is great for admiring stained glass and squeezing in some prayers. For an incomp...  read more »
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