Our apartment in Quito was a short walk from the famous Basilica. In fact, we could see the Basilica from one of our bedrooms. We made our way there one Sunday and while we didn't tour the inside that day (it cost $2 and we don't spend money on our Sabbath), we enjoyed walking around the exterior and committed to come back. The Basilica was built like Notre Dame in Paris (been there!), although it's not completely finished, only 70% completed. It's an incredible structure and each time we saw Quito from above, it was clear just how large and impressive the Basilica truly is!