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Catedral Metropolitana

Espejo 715 | and Venezuela, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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The city’s main cathedral contains the tomb of Field Marshal Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito’s liberator, and The Holy Shroud, a magnificent 18th-century sculpture by Manuel Chili Caspicara.
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Espejo 715 | and Venezuela, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed today

We enjoyed visiting this cathedral mainly because we had a terrific guide, Paul. We shared a lot of information back and forth so our visit was delightful. This is another church where no photos are allowed but we didn't mind because admission was quite reasonable...More

Thank Katharine G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The murals, historic vestments, and ornate sculptures of the Catedral Metropolitana are amazing. Quito is truly unique in its density of amazing churches. The murals and carvings in this cathedral are really special. There are no photos inside, but it's worth the visit!

Thank PhD_Jacket
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Founded in 1535, from poor origins, it has now been transformed over the years. Full of history and art. We asked if anyone was available to give us a tour, our guide Paulo was excellent. The only charge was our entrance fees. The mausoleums are...More

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Go early to beat the lines. Visit the side altars especially one with beautiful statuary. Intricate carved wooden ceiling. Golf leaf on altar. Construction started in 1531 with many changes over the years. Is a mixture of neo-gothic and Baroque. Some of the paintings in...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Its pretty impressive to see this church built in 1535 and see the beauty and the skill it took to build it with its round chapels. Its like most churches that one sees...amazing way back then what they did. This is another one of those...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The Cathedral of Quito is a striking white-painted monumental church with a single high bell tower offset to the right of the main entrance. Its location is amazing fronting onto Plaza Grande and is a must visit.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Just a beautiful church and something to just enjoy with family or just friends, with just spectacular views. There is also a museum which you can tour at the same time and you look at the beauty of this church. 08/09/2017 The Metropolitan Cathedral of...More

Thank 18alvinb
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The fact that this church has been standing for 450 years is amazing. The outside is modest, but the sanctuary is beautiful. The floors are hardwood and a bit squeaky. The inside structure is beautifully preserved.

Thank Farrah H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great place to walk around and take picture. It's safer to walk in the morning and local restaurant are miss. Not to many places to eat.

Thank anamariafigaro
Reviewed 22 July 2017

loved the local slant on the gargoyles (turtles, iguanas etc) on the outside of the cathedral and offers a great view of the city from the tower. The final climb is up a stairway on the outside of the cathedral with a clear view through...More

Thank Dave B
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