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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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  • It is a very beautiful church, it has the possibility of paying two dollars to climb to the ceiling and the viewpoints of the s from where you can appreciate the historic centre of Quito, worth go and see the stained glass windows, enter the clock tower, also it's Church has a very colorful and interesting Gothic architecture type, restaurant , and souvenirs and crafts shop
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  • For $2 you can't go wrong. It's an amazing view of the city, and a bit of an adrenaline rush as you walk up the super steep stairs! Great photos, and great fun!  more »
  • In our tour of Quito we visited one of the old churches - the Basilica. It was an interesting tour. Paid $2 to get a guided tour of the church which took 30 minutes. We paid $2 to go up to the towers....  more »
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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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