Built between 1562 and 1806, the iconic white façade and towering columns of the Cathedral of Quito today remains one of the most recognizable and distinguished structures in the city’s historic center. The impressive exterior is visible from hillsides that rise high outside of Quito, but travelers will find that its well-preserved interior is equally as stunning.
The religious monument is home to numerous works of art, including sculptures and paintings by artists that came up during the republican and colonial eras. The walls of the choir are covered by an incredible Miguel de Santiago painting known as the Death of the Virgin. The Cathedral of Quito is not only the largest Catholic church in Quito, but also one of the largest in Latin America, making it a destination that’s truly worth a visit.
The cathedral is located on the Plaza de la Independencia, between Venezuela and Garcia Moreno Streets.