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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  • This cathedral is the main attraction in the main plaza in Old historic Quito. We passed by this huge white cathedral during our walking tour of Quito but we were not able to go inside. Not many touri...  more »
  • It's an unimaginable silence from the bustling Independence Square. Compared to others, the altar is gold- shiny. Admission is free.
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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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