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Catedral de Quito (Catedral de Quito)
Catedral de Quito (Catedral de Quito)

Catedral de Quito (Catedral de Quito)

Eugenio Espejo, Quito, Ecuador, 170401

Informacion practica

La catedral está ubicada en la Plaza de la Independencia, entre las calles Venezuela y García Moreno.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Cathedral of Quito is an ideal spot for art and culture lovers looking to discover the religious and historic heritage of the city.
  • At an extra cost, you can climb onto the cathedral’s roof by following a narrow spiral staircase.
  • Dress appropriately when entering houses of worship in Ecuador.
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How to Get There

Cathedral of Quito is located along Plaza de la Independencia, between Venezuela and Garcia Moreno Streets, in the historic core of Quito. The closest metro station is Estación Marin Central on E3 metro line. From there, walk for a couple minutes. The closest bus stops are Plaza Chica, Benalcazar y Chili, and Benalcázar y Olmedo, which are within a 650-yard (600-meter) range.

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When to Get There

The cathedral is open from Monday to Saturday, from morning until evening. On Sundays, visitors may join a mass. Peak season in Quito runs from June to September, coinciding with the Ecuadorian dry season. Throughout the year, the high-altitude climate is consistently temperate with chilly nights. To experience the city in festival mode, visit from February to April for Carnival and the religious holiday, Semana Santa.

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Wildcard

Highlights Inside Aside from the Quito School paintings, don’t miss the mausoleum of Marshall Antonio Jose de Sucre, the right-hand man to Liberator Simon Bolivar; the relic body of the Holy Child Urcisino, a Christian martyr persecuted for his faith; the baroque altarpiece with a large canvas painting of the mystery of the Assumption of the Virgin by Manuel de Samaniego; and a replica of the statue atop El Panecillo by Bernardo de Legarda.

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