El Sagrario Tours

Technically, El Sagrario is the chapel that’s physically attached to Quito’s Old Town Cathedral. Thanks to its separate entrance, however, and ornate, stone façade, El Sagrario is considered a sight unto itself when wandering Quito’s Old Town. Constructed between 1617 and 1747, El Sagrario showcases architectural styles from Baroque to Neoclassical. Ionian columns and Corinthian columns both help hold up the façade, and the interior is lavishly decorated with touches of Renaissance art. Gaze upward at the frescoed archangels flying their way towards the chapel’s cupola, or down at the crypts beneath the floor that hold some of Quito’s remains. One of Quito’s most celebrated sculptors—Bernardo de Legarda—placed his touches on El Sagrario in the middle of the 18th century, and in addition to being a literal sanctuary from Old Town’s bustling streets, El Sagrario is a cultural and artistic treasure that’s free and easy to visit.  

Practical Info

Admission to El Sagrario is free, and Sunday Mass is held at 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 5 pm. On all other days there are four separate masses beginning at 8am. For general entry, opening hours are from 7:30am-5:30pm on Monday-Friday, 7:30am-6pm on Saturday, and 7:30am-1pm and 5-6pm on Sunday. 
Location
Address: García Moreno, Quito, Ecuador
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Hours: Opening hours are from 7:30am-5:30pm on Monday-Friday, 7:30am-6pm on Saturday, and 7:30am-1pm and 5-6pm on Sunday.
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Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Mitad del Mundo

Get a sense for the architecture, history and culture of Quito during this 9-hour trip visiting the city’s top sights. Start with an exploration of the historic city center of this Ecuadorian capital, visiting its main Basilica, Independence Plaza and many more colonial-era sites. Then take a trip aboard the Teleférico to a peak more than 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) above the city for sublime views, finishing your day at ‘Mitad del Mundo,’ a monument marking where the earth’s equator splits the world into north and south. This Quito city trip includes entrance fees at select attractions, a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$118.00 USD
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Half Day Tour Old District Quito

Immerse yourself in Quito’s colonial past during this 4-hour tour of the city’s Old District and major historic sights. Explore the top attractions of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, including the churches of San Francisco and La Compañía, its main Basilica, Independence Plaza and government palace. You’ll also enjoy postcard-worthy views of the city from Panecillo Hill and learn about Quito’s history, food and culture from your guide. This half-day tour of Quito also covers entrance fees at La Compañía and San Francisco church and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$62.00 USD
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Half Day Quito City Tour

Enjoy the best of Quito on this 3-hour guided sightseeing tour. Navigate the narrow city streets that wind through colonial and contemporary Quito. Make stops at Independence Plaza and the Presidential Palace. Check out the impressive views from one of the world’s highest capital cities and gain insider knowledge about the culture and history of this Ecuadorian city.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$15.00 USD
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Quito City Sightseeing Tour Including Teleférico Cable Car Ride and Volcano Hike

Experience the history, culture, architecture and natural beauty of Quito on this memorable tour of Ecuador's capital city. Follow your expert guide through city streets and journey across the skies in South America's highest gondola. Explore a volcano on foot during a three-hour hike and make the most of your time in this incredible city!
  • Duration: 8 days
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$128.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 days
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7-Day Tour of Galapagos and Quito Including Hotel and Transfers

Follow in the footsteps of Darwin during this 7-day tour of the Galapagos and Quito. Spend a day in Ecuador’s alpine capital to explore the city’s colonial past and visit the Middle of the World monument to straddle the Equator. Fly to the Galapagos the next day where your guide will be waiting to lead you on your 4-day island-hopping adventure. Learn about the native flora and fauna, including the famous tortoises, then head back to Quito for your flight home.
  • Duration: 7 days
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$1,195.00 USD
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8-Day Tour of Galapagos and Quito Including Hotels and Transfers

Set out on a nature adventure through the Galapagos Islands with this 8-day tour, including a stop in Quito City. See giant tortoises, playful sea lions, comical blue-footed boobies, and colorful flamingoes as you explore several islands, including Santa Cruz and Isabela. The convenient itinerary includes hotels, meals, and transfers.
  • Duration: 8 days
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Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Horse Ride Pichincha Volcano Tour

Spend an entire day exploring the city of Quito with an expert guide. Learn about local cultures and traditions as you make your way through scenic landscapes and urban streets. Visit Teleferico and relax on a picturesque horseback ride to Pichincha Volcano, where you'll find incredible views of Quito.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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