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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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  • La Basilica de Quito, Ecuador is the tallest church tower in South America. Yes, it feels a little out of place but it is totally worth it. 
  • Spectacular Basilica located up one of the hills of Quito. French style, a beautiful building of 1400. It is good to raise it on foot to get it inside and see the beautiful stained glass windows. You have to climb calmly because it can affect height. From the top you can see the entire city of Quito.
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  • Unfortunately did not get to see the inside ! What is interesting though is that the whole underground is a maze of tiny rooms dedicuto various crafts. The power goes off often though ! When the light...  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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