Catedral Church Domes

Take a tour in the only double-decker bus in Quito, on the tour you will discover hidden details and secrets of our city, our guides will tell you legends and stories of the capital city.

Saturdays

Duration
3 hours

Easy activity

Pickup 17h15

English and Spanish

What you'll do

Visit the Cathedral of Quito, the highest ranking Catholic temple in our country. This beautiful church opens its doors to us at night to tour its church and its altars, domes and catacombs.

Itinerary

17h15

Beginning

Departures form Naciones Unidas Boulevard (Av. Shyris & Av. Naciones Unidas)
How to get

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17h15

We will start the tour on board  the only double-decker bus in Quito.

During your visit you will observe the altarpieces that were carved by the first teachers of the Quito school of art, they are covered with gold leaf.

You will be able to observe the main altar, totally covered with gold leaf, it has Baroque and Mudejar influences. The sacristy and pulpit were the last elements to be completed. The Cathedral was officially completed and consecrated by the second Bishop of Quito, Mons. Fray Pedro de la Peña in 1572.

During our visit we will climb through narrow passageways to access the domes, from here you will closely observe the famous Gallito de la Catedral, you will also be able to enjoy a beautiful view of the Plaza Grande, El Sagrario and the Panecillo. In the domes you will have time to take the best pictures with this incredible landscape.

In this church are buried the remains of Marshal Antonio José de Sucre, leader of the Battle of Pichincha and former President García Moreno, there are also several characters from our Ecuadorian history.

Finally we will access the catacombs to be able to admire this mysterious part of the church. (This attraction can be kept closed by decision of the church).

End

The night ends with a delicious hot canelazo before returning to United Nations Boulevard.

We are waiting for you on our secret tour of Quito.

End
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Indications
Includes
  • Double decker bus tour
  • Catderal church entrance
  • Canelazo, hot drink
Not includes
  • Food
  • Tips
What to bring
  • Preferably wear sports, non-slip shoes 
Location
Recently travelers reviews​
Sandra Guerrero
Sandra Guerrero
2022-09-06
Muy chévere, lastimosamente, cruzar el centro histórico es demorado y resta tiempo para estar en El Panecillo.
Ruth Moreno
Ruth Moreno
2022-09-05
Excelente atención, el recorrido muy bonito, la guía turística eficiente 👏👏👏
Alexita M
Alexita M
2022-08-28
It was good, guides need to speak slower when speaking in English so that they are understood. Overall a great hop on and off service.
Jorge Pinto
Jorge Pinto
2022-08-02
Muy divertido para conocer parte de nuestra hermosa ciudad
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