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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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  • The Church on the outside has an interesting architecture. You can climb to its two towers, you have to purchase the ticket the same day at the gate the bleachers inside the Church, before reaching the towers, are well. Them stands / stairs that there is that use for upload to the towers are enough steep and the "protection" so not you fall is a maya of metal lol, think that not is recommended that rise children pequeños(menores de 4) or people with babies in arms. Not there are employees of the Church organizing who rises or low then is does a relaxation. The view from the top is spectacular! It sees the bagel and almost all Quito! It is worth climbing even as it seems a little dangerous.
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  • For $ 2 only it is possible to climb to the top of the three towers of the Basilica. The views of the city of Quito are impressive! However you have a good breath (a lot of steps and stairs) and do not get dizzy! In fact one of the highest points is located in 150metre at the top of the ground and a lot of stairs are steep, with the void below.
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  • The Church is beautiful and if you raise towards the tip (not suffer vertigo) you will find a beautiful view of the city
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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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