"La Basilica" Colonial Quito Tip by malianrob

Colonial Quito, Quito: 182 reviews and 486 photos

The Basilica is beautiful. To me, it was breathtaking. You can see the towers from far away but once you get a closer look, you can see the architecture, the gargoyles, the saints...everything. It still isnt completed. Like everything in Quito it takes forever to complete. The tale is that when the Basilica is completed, it will be the end of Quito.
We walked all over the old/historical part of Qutio and I was exhausted. Getting to the Basilica took some stamina. It is on the high part of Quito and I hard to walk uphill for blocks to get there. It was on my second day in Qutio and I was still not aclimated. I really felt out of breath and out of shape!
As soon as I got to the Basilica, it was all worth it.
Its a kind of gothic architecture. alittle different from all the other architure in the historical area. From what I was told the building is made from stone. The stained glass windows are beautiful and at night they light up beautifully.

Directions: Northeast of the old town
Open daily from 9am-5pm

Phone: 593-2-2528-700-1707
Website: http://www.quito.com.ec

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 23, 2007
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