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Seeing the perfect blend of architecture and sanctity at Quito Cathedral

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Quito cathedral or Metropolitan Cathedral is considered to be one of the oldest churches in South America. The cathedral is an accumulated source of the history, religious and political developments in Quito. The Cathedral is a striking white monument with a single bell tower. The cathedral is a magnificent structure based on 16th century designs. The pointed arches of its naves are characterized by Gothic designs.

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Other than the architectural building, the churches’ main attraction is the paintings, works of art, and sculptures by popular artists during the colonial era. The golden interior is breathtaking. The metropolitan church is also a resting place for well-known people. This includes the tomb of Antonio Jose de Sucre. The cathedral is a marvelous sight with a number of different styles that blend into its architecture. The cathedral stands out as an important religious structure for the people of Quito.

Entry fees: Foreigners-$2, Ecuadorians-$1, children and senior citizens-$0.50

Entry time:
Religious Services - Mass
Monday to Friday 7am to 9am, 6pm to 7pm
Saturdays: 7am to 10am 
Sundays: 7am to 12 pm

Address: South western side of Plaza de la Independencia, Old town, Quito, 170130, Ecuador

Contact Info: (02) 257 0371"

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