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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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  • Visiting the cathedral was great-I only wish my friend and I had booked a tour guide, since all the information was in Spanish. We were limited on time, so we only explored the cathedral itself and so...  more »
  • Located at the north end of the historic old town there is a beautiful view here! You must for it however ease, not pregnant can a child, or person with Walker! These three categories of persons not allowed on the part! It is also the right way! The path is exciting! Is $2. Including gift shops and Café! There are also toilets. Great view! Great photo opportunities!
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  • The building is filled with details and history. It was really interesting, however not too much for our kids. The tour is very detailed and ends up being a little too long.