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Cathedral of Quito (La Catedral)

Plaza de la Independencia, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-257-0371
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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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Plaza de la Independencia, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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+593 2-257-0371
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1 - 10 of 98 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Although the schedules state there is a 5pm daily mass, there isn't. So the only way to see the church during the week is to buy the $5 ticket and stick to the no photography rule that's very strictly enforced. Frankly, there are many better...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cathedral outside is a very good example of Colonial Quítense sacred buildings, but inside in comparison with other nearby churches it is fairly plain with a very strange and odd decoration of green and red illumination. Nice outside nowhere near the best inside

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely façade and interior - look at the paintings for a uniquely South American spin on Christian stories (cuy served at the last supper, a llama in the manger with the holy family).

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quito is full of Catholic churches, most of them are older than Ecuador itself because they were built when these territories were still part of the Spanish empire. The Cathedral is located in what Quiteños call La Plaza Grande and it is impressive because of...More

Thank LuisBermudes
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This church gives you an idea of the importance both past and present of the Catholic church in Ecuador. Located on a lovely plaza, it is especially well placed if you are able to access the "secret" stairway to the roof. This walk up is...More

Thank nikkie10
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Located at a side of the “Plaza Grande”. Beautiful facade built in stone and white walls. It has some nice domes, and its lateral facade is nicer than its front one. It has a litle bit of a gothic style. At its interior, it seems...More

Thank EMILE D
Reviewed 2 May 2017

A must see. Beautiful architecture inspired by the Spanish and built by natives. Pictures are not allowed.

Thank Fred L
Reviewed 1 May 2017

For all what has be seen in Quito in my opinion the Cathedral is average but the ambiance of the square in front of the cathedral cannot be beat. Friendly. Nearby is the city market which is the real thing.

Thank Jos8Toledo
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely Colonial Cathedral, one of the finest we saw in our time in Ecuador. Great place to visit, though beautifully preserved and restored, it still retains a lovely authentic, rustic charm. Great views of the city as you climb to the roof. Lovely serene atmosphere...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The Cathedral has an unusual layout which reduces its visual impact. The Museum displays are very repetitive and only in Spanish. If you have to skip one of the "major" attractions in the Old City of Quito, miss this one.

Thank Fairgraders
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