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Iglesia de la Catedral (The Cathedral) - Historical Building Quito - Ecuador

On the southwestern side of the Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande) is the Iglesia de la Cathedral. It is unusual in Ecuador, in that it's refreshingly free of the top-to-toe decoration that adorns most churches, though it does feature several interesting paintings by artists of the Quito School. Although it is considered relatively austere by Ecuadorian standards, the 16th-century cathedral is probably the most important church in Ecuador, and is the location for state funerals of the country’s political and cultural heroes. It is here that Quito’s liberator, Mariscal Sucre, is buried.


Ca. Venezuela N3-117 and Espejo, Plaza de la Independencia

Centro Histórico, Quito, Ecuador

Historical Building

Getting There

At the left side of the main entrance of the church, walk pass the mall stores until you reach the almost hidden side entrance.

Price Description:

ADMISSION: $1.50 adults, $1 students and seniors

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Monday-Saturday and holidays 9:30 a.m.

Open Hours to:Monday-Saturday and holidays 5 p.m.

Days Closed:Sundays

Contact Information:
Phone: 02-257-0371

Here are other activities in and around Centro Histórico that may be of interest: Iglesia de Santa Bárbara , Iglesia San Roque, El Palacio Arzobispal (The Archbishop's Palace), Iglesia San Marcos, Monasterio de San Francisco, Hotel Plaza Grande (formerly Majestic Hotel), La Compañía, Palacio del Gobierno, Iglesia San Diego and Iglesia de La Merced.

24 Jan 2013

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