Catedral Metropolitana de Quito, Quito

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Feast your eyes on the luxuriously decorated walls and ceiling of Catedral Metropolitana de Quito. 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. Use our Quito road trip app to add Catedral Metropolitana de Quito and other attractions to your Quito vacation plans.
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  • The Metropolitan Cathedral fronts the Plaza Grande and is considered by some to be the oldest church in Quito. It is not that gilded or “flashy” as compared to the Jesuit, San Francisco, La Merced...  more »
  • The main entrance of the cathedral is not facing the square, which feels a bit odd. I understood this is due to a deep gorge underneath the structure. Anyway the side entrance with steps often serves....  more »
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  • Beautiful cathedral, amazing energy and art. Everyone who likes to look at church has to go and have a look. Also for religious people this is a beautiful spot and also a place to go deep within, to either meditate or pray.
  • Serene cathedrals and buzzy crowd. Beware of your things
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