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Basilica del Voto Nacional

| Calle Venezuela and Carchi, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-228-9428
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Considered the largest church in Quito, this impressive building features fine bronze doors, colorful stained glass windows and a tower with sweeping views of the city.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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| Calle Venezuela and Carchi, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had a fun afternoon exploring this Basilica. For $2 you can climb to the up to the bell towers. (don't pay to enter the church as the entrance to the bell tower roof gives you a nice view of the inside of the church...More

Thank wanderw0man101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church has a vibe that feels like Jesus is there. It has wonderful stained glass windows and beautiful art but that comes second to the feeling of holiness and welcome. We lit a candle for our families here and felt very comfortable.

Thank Connie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunningly no place from inside to out. Massive. Structure designed by French architects and dedicated to Ecuador's devotion to the Sacret Heart of Jesus. Largest church in the country and perhaps best neo-gothic structure in the Americas. Small admission fee but free if it's during...More

1  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the scariest church visit I have ever done! For 2$, you can climb the towers and then climb outside on metal stairs fixed to to the roof of the basilic. If you are afraid of heights, this will be the time of your...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thus place is massive. The decor is just grand. We took a tour through it and probably only really saw half. But it was real neat. You need to spend lots of time there if you have it. Can only take small doses of it...More

Thank Marcia G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the experience is that climbing some of the steps is very scary. You get great views of the Basilica and the city. $2 to climb tower and $2 more to enter the main section.

Thank Mar R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The interior and exterior are gorgeous and it's definitely worth the small admission price to enter. You can pay extra to go up into the spire. The way up looks terrifying, so I declined. My friend went all the way up (and confirmed that it...More

Thank number2cac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This basilica is incredibly beautiful. It is enormous inside, and you can climb up to the steeple for a spectacular view of the city. Surrounding the interior walls are a number of shrines,the beauty of them cannot be overstated. Not visiting the basilica in Quito...More

Thank ChefKev55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I liked the Cathedral's atmosphere and architecture with the long distance row of pews. I particularly liked climbing all the way to the top of the tower which took some navigation trial and error and a bit of Spanish for directions, then...More

Thank lloydbayard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Basilica del Voto Nacional, located in old town Quito is well worth the visit. I couldn’t decide which part was more impressive: the imposing exterior of the church, the rich and grand interior of the main building, the smaller and more modest but no...More

Thank melsbellls33
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Tony L
31 July 2017|
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Response from ChistineC956 | Reviewed this property |
because if we don't they will eventually fall in disrepair
Mei L
31 August 2015|
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Response from Yoipitydafool67 | Reviewed this property |
Photos are allowed in the church but you must pay the $2.00 per person entry fee.