Catedral Metropolitana de Quito, Quito

4.4
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
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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  • After having been somewhat let down by the plain altar at Basilica del Voto Nacional (the city's "largest cathedral" where I had been just a day before which yes is not much of one with glitters...  more »
  • Just on the southwestern side of the Grand Plaza strokes anyone by white painted facade. The cathedral two main entrances. The elaborate arched side-entrance and its semi-circular staircase facing...  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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