On our trip to Quito one of the places we visited was La Basilica. The church’s real name is Basilica del Voto Nacional.
The Basilica is a 19th century church located in the historic “Old Town” section of Quito. According to the guide books it is the largest neo-gothic basilica in the Americas.
The church opened in 1924 and legend has it that the church will never be completed building. For when the church is completed this will bring about the end of days.
The church is very ornate with many gargoyles. You can also climb all the way to the top of the bell tower for some great views of Quito.