In Quito Ecuador there is a church called the Basilica. The Basilica is very old, tall, and has lots of details. I went to the Basilica with my dad.
Priest and people of Quito started collecting money for the Basilica in 1884. They started collecting materials in 1887. In 1892 they placed the first stone! There is a legend that says when they finish the Basilica the end of world will come, so the Basilica is not finished. The Basilica is the largest Neo- Gothic church in the world. (Gothic means scary animals in the architecture.) The 2 front towers which are the highest part of the church are 377 feet high.
My Dad and I went to the Basilica. We climbed the back tower and 1 of the front ones. The back tower was shorter than the front one. We used stairs and ladders to to get up there. It was really high, and it was harder climbing down. We took lots of pictures of the city and the mountains. The back tower was better for taking pictures of the mountains. It seemed harder to breathe up at the top. Inside the Basilica it was all white, tan and black. People thought it would be easier going down forward facing, but my Dad and I went backwards so it was easier.
I think the Basilica is really cool!