Cathedral of Quito (La Catedral), Quito

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Architectural Building
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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  • One of the main attractions of the center of Quito. Beautiful architecture. The area is unsafe so it is advisable to not go at night
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  • Lovely Colonial Cathedral, one of the finest we saw in our time in Ecuador. Great place to visit, though beautifully preserved and restored, it still retains a lovely authentic, rustic charm. Great vi...  more »
  • I loved the Cathedral... made a tour of the night because they opened it for us we were visit... we were a group of many countries. Gold that is makes it very impressive. The best thing was to climb to its roof inside of type a catacomb.
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  • Interesting Spanish architecture at this church that fronts the main square in the old town.
  • The view from the towers is worth the visit, be sure to not only go up in the first towers but also up the one in back. For this one you have to follow a wooden path inside the cathedral's roof.
  • Inspiring to visit.
  • Awesome architecture. Definitely worth visiting
  • The beauty inside this church provides proof that there is a God.