Cathedral of Quito (La Catedral), Quito
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Feast your eyes on the luxuriously decorated walls and ceiling of Cathedral of Quito (La Catedral). In contrast to its crisp white exterior, the cathedral's insides dazzle with colorful murals, marble columns, and gold decor. Built in the 16th century and damaged by a handful of natural disasters over the years, including a volcano eruption and an earthquake, the cathedral was declared Ecuador's most important Catholic church in 1995. Make the most of the guided tour included in your ticket price. Tours come in Spanish and, depending on the availability of guides, usually in English. Plan your visit to Cathedral of Quito (La Catedral) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Quito vacation route planner.
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  • The picturesque and beautiful at the same time. A quick entry to thank the achievements and enjoy the altar, which is phenomenal. The night becomes even prettier.
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  • Very typical cathedral - beautiful wooden ceilings and a bit of a museum on clergy clothing but overall nothing special and it costs to enter - not a must see 
  • It is one of the most beautiful cities in Latin America. Its cathedral attests to this in the old part of Quito.
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