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Basilica del Voto Nacional, Quito
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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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  • Quito Basilica of the National Vow, is a beautiful neo-gothic church built between 1892 and 1909. This church is really beautiful both inside and out. If visiting Quito, you must visit it. And if you ...  more »
  • A very fun but at the same time cultural experience. It is necessary subor by a narrow stairs and pass a long internal jumpers. but when you're in the top view is totally worthwhile. the experience of immersing yourself in this Gothic-style building envelops you. This basilica is comparable with the great cathedrals of Europe. in my opinion one of the amazing sites of Quito. don't go. I recommend comfortable shoes and go in rainy days
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  • Located a few blocks from the historical centre, well worth visiting it. They say that it is the continent's largest Gothic church. U $d 2, you can upload to the part of the choir, and observe a vitraux beautiful shaped rosette that is on the facade and the nave surrounded by stained-glass windows, also to the towers and walking by a little bridge on its vaulted ceiling (not suitable for those with a phobia of heights). In the same way there are balconies which can be accessed without too much effort and have wonderful panoramic views of Quito, especially of El Panecillo Hill. Great place to take pictures.
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  • Very cute
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  • quiet place
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  • cute place
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  • One of the traditional churches in Quito. Emblematic figure the Lord of Justice.
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  • It is a very well preserved church with details very skilled workers in their decoration of the altar and ceilings.
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